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Jug: C.1376-1928

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)

Maker(s)

Pottery: Pickleherring Pottery (Probably)

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Description

Buff earthenware, thrown, tin-glazed, speckled with manganese and painted in blue. The jug has a globular body resting on a low foot which is slightly concave underneath. It has a tall sloping neck, and a handle which is rounded on the inside, concave on the outside, and has a long lower terminal. Round the neck is reserved area with a blue edging enclosing the name 'IOHN SELEMAN'.

Notes

History note: Christie's, London, 8 December 1922, lot 147

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 21.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Second quarter of 17th century
Charles I
Production date: dated AD 1643

Note

Probably made in London at the Pickleherring Pottery. The mottled surface resembles a Rhenish salt-glazed stoneware bottle.

Components of the work

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

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware
greyish on the interior Tin-glaze

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: IOHN SELEMAN
  • Location: Round the neck
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: 1643
  • Location: On the front
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue under the mottling
  • Type: Date

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1376-1928
Primary reference Number: 71889
Old object number: 4078
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 21 February 2019 Last processed: Wednesday 11 January 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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