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Small silver resist jug: C.12-1974

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Titles

Small silver resist jug

Maker(s)

Probably unidentified English pottery (Production)

Description

White earthenware, glazed, hand-decorated and resist-lustred.

Jug with bulbous body, slightly flared cylindrical neck, curved lip and loop handle. The neck, outside handle and top two thirds of the body covered with silver resist lustre decoration of stylised leaves and flowers, with thin white bands around the rim, top and bottom of the neck and shoulder and a wide lustre band above the foot. The underside is flat and glazed, with a raised foot-rim and an impressed circle at the centre.

Notes

History note: Mrs H. C. Corsellis

Legal notes

Given by Mrs H.C. Corsellis in memory of her late husband Douglas Henry Corsellis, Trinity College, Oxford

Measurements and weight

Height: 10.2 cm
Width: 12 cm

Relative size of this object

12 cm10.2 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Leeds (Yorks.) ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given by Corsellis, H.C., Mrs

Dating

Early 19th Century
George III
Circa 1810 CE - Circa 1820 CE

Note

Resist lustreware was typically produced by drawing, transfer printing or stencilling the design over-glaze then applying a size (perhaps a sugar and glycerine mix) to the design, with a fine brush. The jug was then coated in lustre, which only adhered to the unpainted parts. Silver lustre, made using minute deposits of platinum on a white, yellow or blue ground, was popular from around 1810-1830; and pots were sometimes coated all over to mimic Georgian silver. Pink and purple lustre was also produced, using gold. Leeds and Staffordshire were the main centres of production for resist lustreware, however Leeds jugs more typically have an angular handle.

This type of jug was made for everyday use. The shape and size of this example suggest it is a milk jug.

Components of the work

Decoration composed of platinum lustre Decoratuion composed of glaze

Materials used in production

Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : White earthenware, glazed, decorated with a hand-drawn design and resist-lustred.

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.12-1974
Primary reference Number: 71598
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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