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Copper lustre jug with rose design: C.1181-1928

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Copper lustre jug with rose design




Red earthenware, thrown, partially slip-coated, glazed, dipped in lustre and decorated with sgraffito and enamels.

Bulbous, copper-lustre coated jug with concave neck, curved lip, foliated loop handle and a low foot-rim. Around the body is a wide band of pink lustre decorated with a wreath of roses and other flowers, painted in pink, red, green and blue enamels set on a sgraffito stem and swirls in the background. The neck and lip, both inside and outside, and handle are coated in copper lustre. The interior, below the neck, is coated with glazed cream slip. The underside is flat and lustred with a narrow foot-ring.


History note: Bought in Cambridge in March 1905, by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, Trinity College, Cambridge.

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest, 1928

Measurements and weight

Width: 19 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


Second quarter of 19th century
Circa 1810 - Circa 1830

Components of the work

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

Materials used in production

Red earthenware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Thrown earthenware, partially slip-coated, glazed, dipped in lustre and decorated with sgraffito and enamels.

Inscription or legends present

  • Type: No visible mark
  • Text: No.2253. Copper lustre jug with pink lustre and flowers around the body, b. in Cambridge March 1905
  • 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.1181-1928
Primary reference Number: 71465
Old object number: 2253
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 22 November 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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