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Jug: C.1-1961

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Current Location: In storage


Unknown (Pottery)


Tin-glazed earthenware (faïence) painted in blue with lambrequins, and with formal borders forming three panels each containing a basket of flowers, and inscribed below the handle 'Jean delaland./1729'.


History note: Hodgson Bequest; Mr and Mrs Blofeld by whom sold to the Friends of The Fitzwilliam Museum

Legal notes

Given by the Friends of The Fitzwilliam Museum

Measurements and weight

Height: 31.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Rouen ⪼ France

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1961-05-25) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum


Second quarter of 18th century
Production date: dated AD 1729


This bulbous form, described as a 'broc' and used for cider and other drinks is characteristic of Rouen faience, although also made elsewhere. In 1870 André Potier described this example as of 'Bonne exécution., belle & capitale pièce', but did not state its location. See Documentation.

School or Style

Baroque Berainesque

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Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colour ( blue from cobalt) Foot Diameter 14.1 cm
Including Handle Width 22.5 cm

Materials used in production

Tin-glaze Earthenware

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Jean delaland./1729
  • Location: On exterior below handle
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: Circular paper label printed round the edge with 'HODGSON BEQUEST' around '1005'.

  • Text: 'HODGSON BEQUEST' around '1005'.
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Printed in black
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1-1961
Primary reference Number: 71518
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 10 October 2016 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

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

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