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Wine bottle: C.1302-1928

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Possibly Montague Close Pottery (Pottery)
Possibly Pickleherring Pottery (Pottery)
Rotherhithe Pottery (Pottery)


Buff earthenware, tin-glazed and painted in blue. The jug stands on a disk base and has a bulbous body, a short narrow neck and a strap handle with a concave depression running down it, and a vestigial V-shaped terminal. Around the body there is a panel flanked by grotesque heads with their tongues protruding, and bordered by palmettes alternating with cone-shapes formed by horizontal lines. Within the panel is the inscription: R/M ROBART RIPLEY AND RS/M MARY RIPLEY 1644


History note: Mr A.R. Hakoumoff, Richmond, Surrey, from whom bought for £15 on 6 May 1921 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 19.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


Mid 17th century
Charles I
Production date: dated AD 1644


Potteries were operating at Pickleherring, Montague Close and Rotherhithe at the date of manufacture

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Components of the work

Decoration composed of cobalt ( pigment derived from) Bottle Handle

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware Tin-glaze

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Location: Around body
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1302-1928
Primary reference Number: 71762
Old object number: 3863
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Saturday 15 January 2022

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

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