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Milk jug: C.38-1927

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Maker(s)

Worcester Porcelain Factory (Factory)
Possibly Hancock, Robert (Engraver)

Description

Soft-paste porcelain cream jug, transfer-printed onglaze in greyish-purple, painted in polychrome enamels with scenes of classical ruins, and gilt.

Soft-paste porcelain cream jug, transfer-printed onglaze in greyish-purple, painted in blue, green, yellow, red and brown enamel colours and gilt. Pear-shaped body standing on a footring; loop handle. Printed on one side with 'Ruins with Obelisk' and on the other with 'Ruins by a Lake'.

Notes

History note: Unknown before Dr W.S. Hadley (d. 25 December 1927), Master of Pembroke College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Dr W.S. Hadley

Measurements and weight

Height: 9.5 cm
Width: 10.0 cm

Relative size of this object

10 cm9.5 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Worcester ⪼ Worcestershire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1927-12-25) by Hadley, W. S.

Dating

18th century
George III
Circa 1765 - Circa 1770

Note

No signed examples of the prints are known but the style of the engraving suggests that they are by Robert Hancock.

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( greysh-purple, blue, green, yellow, red and brown) gold

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating) : Soft-paste porcelain, transfer-printed onglaze in greyish-purple, painted in blue, green, yellow, red and brown enamel colours and gilt

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.38-1927
Primary reference Number: 33067
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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