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Large copper lustre jug: C.1180-1928

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Large copper lustre jug




Red earthenware, thrown, turned, partially slip-coated, glazed and painted and dipped in lustre.

Large, bulbous, copper-lustre coated jug with concave neck, curved lip, foliated loop handle and a low foot-rim. Around the middle is a band of lustred reeding, above and below which are pink-white zones painted in lustre with stylised leaves and flowers. The interior, below the copper-lustre neck, is coated with glazed cream slip. The underside is flat and lustred with a narrow foot-ring.


History note: Bought from Miss Franks at St Neots in December 1903, for 10/6 (ten shilllings and sixpence), by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, Trinity College, Cambridge.

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L.Glaisher Bequest, 1928

Measurements and weight

Height: 19 cm
Width: 24 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


19th Century, second quarter#
Production date: circa AD 1830

Components of the work

Decoration composed of lustre ( pink (gold)) slip ( white) clear glaze

Materials used in production

Red earthenware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Earthenware, thrown, turned, partially slip-coated, glazed and painted and dipped in lustre.

Inscription or legends present

  • Type: No visible mark
  • Text: No.2364. Large copper lustre jug, ribbed round the middle and pink lustre on white ground at the top and bottom. b. at St Neots Decr 1903.
  • Location: Underside of base
  • Method of creation: Rectangular paper label handwritten in black ink
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1180-1928
Primary reference Number: 71464
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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