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Jug: C.3111-1928

Object information

Maker(s)

Lowestoft Porcelain Factory (Factory)

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

Relative size of this object

19.6 cm26.6 cm What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Place(s) associated

  • Lowestoft ⪼ Suffolk ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Third quarter of 18th century
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: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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