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Jug: C.1143-1928

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)

Maker(s)

Possibly Unidentified Staffordshire Pottery (Production)

Description

Pearlware, transfer-printed and painted in enamels with Frederick, Duke of York on horseback and a military camp, inscribed round the neck 'His Royal Highness FREDERICK DUKE of YORK'

White earthenware, thrown, with applied handle, lead-glazed very slightly blue, transfer-printed in black, and painted in blue, green, yellow, brown and black enamels. The jug has an ovoid body, a cylindrical neck with pointed lip, and an applied strap handle with a leaf terminals. The body is decorated with Frederick, Duke of York, holding a sword, mounted on a horse galloping to the viewer's right. Behind him there is a large bush. Further to the right there is a row of six soldiers, a canon, a mounted officer galloping to the right, a row of tents, one of which is flying a flag, and in the foreground, a tree. In the background there is a ruin on a hill, a fortified town, and some trees. The lower part of the neck is printed in black with 'His Royal Highness FREDERICK DUKE of YORK'. The upper part of the neck has a broad border of alternating blue and yellow flower heads and panels of black trellis pattern, which is repeated inside the rim, and down the upper part of the back of the handle.

Notes

History note: Gill & Reigate, Oxford Street, London, from whom purchased for £2.5s. 0d. on 14 February 1912 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 14.5 cm
Width: 13.5 cm

Relative size of this object

13.5 cm14.5 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Late 18th century
George III
Circa 1795 CE - 1800 CE

Note

A bowl decorated with a similar printg has been attributed possibly to Swansea.

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of ceramic printing colour ( black) enamel ( blue, green, yellow, brown and black) Body

Materials used in production

slightly blue-tinted Lead-glaze Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Lead-glazing

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: His Royal Highness FREDERICK DUKE of YORK
  • Location: On neck
  • Method of creation: Printed in black
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1143-1928
Primary reference Number: 71409
Old object number: 3495
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 4 October 2017 Last processed: Monday 25 July 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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