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Jug: C.1143-1928

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Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Production: Unidentified Staffordshire Pottery (Possibly)




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.


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

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, Late
George III
Circa 1795 CE - 1800 CE


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)

Materials used in production

slightly blue-tinted Lead-glaze

Techniques used in production


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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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

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

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