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Cat jug: C.1330-1928

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Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Pottery: Pickleherring Pottery (Possibly)
Pottery: Montague Close (Possibly)
Pottery: Vauxhall Pottery (Possibly)




Buff earthenware moulded in the shape of a cat with an aperture in the top of its head, tin-glazed, and painted in blue with eyes, nose, a fleur-de-lys on each side, and on its front, the initials and date, 'WP/1669'.


History note: Christie’s 3 December, 1909, Catalogue of a collection of pottery and faience, porcelain and objects of art, old Portuguese pottery, old English furniture, part of lot 203; bought by Mr Stoner for Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 18.6 cm

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ Surrey ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


17th Century, third quarter#
Charles II
Production date: dated AD 1669

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colour ( blue from cobalt)

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware
white Tin-glaze

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Buff earthenware, moulded, tin-glazed, and painted in blue

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: WP/1669
  • Location: On front
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1330-1928
Primary reference Number: 71822
Old object number: 3097
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 15 January 2019 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

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

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