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Jug: C.3111-1928

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Factory: Lowestoft Porcelain Factory




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.


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


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

School or Style


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
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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

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