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Pickle jar: C.1205-1928

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Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Production: unidentified London pottery




Stoneware with dark brown dip at the top and bottom, decorated with applied reliefs and salt-glazed

Greyish buff stoneware, thrown, decorated with applied moulded reliefs, coated with freckled dark brown dip on the upper and lower part of the sides, and salt-glazed. The jar is cylindrical with curved shoulders, a short incurved neck and rolled mouth. Round the middle are incised the names and date 'George Bennison & Sarah Nov 28 1752', Above and below this, there is a band of adjacent inn-signs. Above: The Four Swans, The Grenadier, The Crown, The King's Head (with initials GR), the Duke of Marlborough (DM), The Peal of Bells (eight bells and bell ringers), The Sun, The Jolly Sailor, The Star, The Hart, and The Noah's Ark. Below: The Bull, The Griffin, The Bell, The Swan, The Rose (with the name Wm Hasmere?), The Castle (? part missing), The Angel, The Spread Eagle, another missing, and The Angler (?)


History note: Sidney Hand, 6a Grafton Street, Bond Street London, W from whom purchased for £10 on May 18, 1910 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 27.3 cm

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, Mid
George II
Production date: dated AD 1752

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Part composed of brown dip
Glaze composed of salt

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Throwing : Greyish buff stoneware, thrown, decorated with applied moulded reliefs, coated with dark brown dip on the upper and lower part of the sides, and salt-glazed

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: George Bennison & Sarah Nov 28 1752
  • Location: Round the middle
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1205-1928
Primary reference Number: 71553
Old object number: 3121
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 14 May 2019 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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