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Jug: C.1049-1928

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Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Pottery: Indio Pottery




Creamware painted underglaze in blue on the sides with floral sprays and on the front with the inscription Wm Kingwell/1782 within a cricular wreath

Creamware, thrown, with applied lip and handle, painted in blue under clear lead-glaze. The pear-shaped jug has a projecting lip moulded with a female mask, and a wavy loop handle. On the front, within a circular wreath of husks is the inscription, 'Wm Kingwell./1782.' The sides are decorated with sprays of flowers, and the mask is picked out in blue.


History note: Given by the Baroness von Hügel in 1908 to Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 18.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Bovey Tracey ⪼ Devonshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928-12-07) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr


18th Century, Late
George III
Production date: dated AD 1782


On accession the jug was attributed to Leeds, but has since been reattributed to Bovey Tracey in Devon. The mask under the lip matches sherds found at the site of the Indio Pottery.. It was probably made for a William Kingwell who married Jemima Coysh on 17 June 1782 at Ilsington, near BoveyTracey.

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Components of the work

Decoration composed of cobalt oxide

Materials used in production

cream Earthenware

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: m is raised with the : below it

  • Text: Wm: Kingwell./1782.
  • Location: On front below lip
  • Method of creation: Painted underglaze in lue
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1049-1928
Primary reference Number: 71228
Old object number: 2889
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Saturday 6 November 2021 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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