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Mug: C.1375-1928

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Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Pottery: Unidentified Netherlandish pottery




Reddish-buff earthenware, thrown, covered with tin-glaze speckled blue and manganese-purple outside, and buff glaze inside; the rim mounted in silver. The pear-shaped mug has a low foot, slightly convex underneath, and a projecting horizontal band level with the top of the handle which is rounded on the outside and flat on the inside. The silver mount round the rim has scalloped lower edge.

Reddish-buff earthenware, thrown, and tin-glazed except for the base, the exterior mottled overall in blue and manganese-purple. The mug has a tapering barrel-shaped body standing on a disk base, and a loop handle of D section. The silver mount with a scalloped lower edge.


History note: Mr Stoner, London, from whom purchased on 5 February (?), 1917 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 11.8 cm
Width: 6.6 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


16th Century, second half#
Circa 1550 CE - 1600 CE


The Malling group of jugs and mugs named after a jug from East Malling Church in Kent were formerly attributed to London, but are now attributed to the Low Countries (Netherlands)

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( manganese and cobalt)
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Materials used in production

reddish-buff Earthenware

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1375-1928
Primary reference Number: 71888
Old object number: 4117
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 20 July 2018 Last processed: Friday 16 February 2024

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

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