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Jug: C.1131-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Factory: Bill, Simpson & Co.




White earthenware, transer-printed underglaze in blue, and painted in green, yellow, and red enamels with Chinoiserie scenes and floral borders.

White earthenware, transer-printed underglaze in blue, and painted in green, yellow, and red enamels with 'The Mongol Huntsman pattern. Ovoid body with short cylindrical neck, projecting lip, and strap handle of shallow D section, standing on a footring. To the right of the handle there are two figures seated under a tree; next to them is a panel with an inverted scalloped edge enclosing a figure in a building, and a child with standing father and seated mother beneath three flowers. Below the spout there is a tall structure with a little boy and a woman standing on the left, and on the right, a table bearing a vase of flowers, a scroll and a bowl, it with a woman beside it. Further to the right is a similarly-shaped medallion containing three men and a child with a cat or dog, and a flying bird. Further to the right is a small boy below two large flowers with a bird flying overhead. Round the interior and exterior of the neck and spout there is a border of stylized flowers and scrolls, and down the back of the handle, a spray of thee blue flowers with pairs of red buds between them.


History note: Bought at Sharpe's stall in the Market Place at Cambridge on 27 March, 1926 for 17s 6d. by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, Trinity College, Cambridge

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Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Place(s) associated

  • Longton ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


19th Century, second quarter#
George IV
Circa 1825 CE - 1830 CE

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Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: wording is surrounded by a rectangular blue line. The L is in outline and projects over the lower outline

  • Text: Opaque China/BS & Co/L
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Transfer-printe underglaze in blue
  • Type: Factory mark

Inscription present: half of an octagonal label with a blue edge on the upper sides

  • Text: 4842/Brightly coloured/milk jug with chn'ese design marked/B.S. & Co. b. in Cam-/bridge March 27 1926
  • Location: On base above mark
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black ink
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1131-1928
Primary reference Number: 71392
Old object number: 4842
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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

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