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Wine bottle: C.1305-1928

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Maker(s)

Probably Unidentified Southwark Pottery (Pottery)
Possibly Brislington Pottery (Pottery)

Description

Buff earthenware, tin-glazed and painted in blue. The jug has a bulbous body, a short narrow neck with a projecting band, a loop handle with a V-shaped terminal, and a slightly concave underside to the base. The front is decorated with a crown over 'C R/1648' (Carolus Rex).

Notes

History note: Sir John Evans (1823-1908); sold Christie's, 14 February 1911, Interesting collection of Lambeth pottery, Rhodian, Hispano-Mauro and other faience, lot 10; Mr Stoner who sold to Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 21.5 cm
Width: 17.2 cm

Relative size of this object

17.2 cm21.5 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Southwark ⪼ Surrey ⪼ England
  • Brislington ⪼ Somerset ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Mid 17th century
Charles I
Production date: dated AD 1648

Note

Probably made at one of the Southwark potteries, or possibly at Brislington

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Components of the work

Decoration composed of cobalt Body

Materials used in production

white Tin-glaze Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: a crown

  • Text: C R/1648
  • Location: On front
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1305-1928
Primary reference Number: 71764
Old object number: 3334
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 10 August 2017 Last processed: Saturday 15 January 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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