Skip to main content

Jug: C.3111-1928

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)

Maker(s)

Factory: Lowestoft Porcelain Factory

Entities

Categories

Description

Soft-paste porcelain jug, painted in runny underglaze blue.

Soft-paste porcelain jug, moulded with decoration in relief, and painted in runny underglaze blue. The jug has a globular body, moulded at base and shoulders with a broad band of pointed leaves separated by alternate single and double sunflower heads. It stands on a waisted foot, and has a sparrow beak spout and scrolled strap handle. The cylindrical neck is moulded with a band of sunflowers on a seeded ground. The jug is painted with a continuous scene, showing a man out walking in a river landscape with pagodas on islands among willow trees, sampans and birds in flight. The rim has a border of scrolls and flowerheads.

Notes

History note: Bought from the Merton Thoms Collection; sold Christie's 11th February 1910, lot 188, £5 5s 0d.

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 26.6 cm
Length: 19.6 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Lowestoft ⪼ Suffolk ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr

Dating

18th Century, third quarter#
George III
Production date: circa AD 1765

School or Style

Rococo
Chinoiserie

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of cobalt-blue

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze
Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 5
  • Location: Inside footring
  • Method of creation: Underglaze in blue
  • Type: Mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.3111-1928
Primary reference Number: 38284
Old object number: 3151, vol. 10
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 2 June 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

This record can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2024) "Jug" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/38284 Accessed: 2024-06-22 10:40:56

Citation for Wikipedia

To cite this record on Wikipedia you can use this code snippet:

{{cite web|url=https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/38284 |title=Jug |author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2024-06-22 10:40:56|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

API call for this record

To call these data via our API (remember this needs to be authenticated) you can use this code snippet:

https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/api/v1/objects/object-38284

Sign up for updates

Updates about future exhibitions and displays, family activities, virtual events & news. You'll be the first to know...