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Jug: C.161-1935

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Current Location: In storage


Potter: Unknown




Fritware painted in blue and black under a turquoise glaze

Fritware, wheel thrown, painted in blue and black under a turquoise glaze
Shape: inverted pear-shaped body, sits on a low, wide foot ring. A strap handle was once attached to the body.
Exterior: on the upper body a frieze of diamond shaped formed by four black dots or dashes is interrupted by a group of six vertical blue lines near the handle, which radiate over the entire body. Concentric lines in blue and black are also broken by these vertical lines. Glaze runs over the surface, terminating unevenly on the foot ring.
Interior: Undecorated except for a few drops of glaze.

Legal notes

Purchased from the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 12 cm
Weight: 369 g
Width: 14.3 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1935) by Brangwyn, Frank


12th Century-13th Century#
Circa 1100 CE - Circa 1299 CE

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Components of the work

Exterior Body composed of pigment ( blue and black) glaze ( turquoise, running over the surface and terminating unevenly on the foot ring.)
Base Diameter 7.2 cm
Rim Diameter 7.2 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Throwing : Fritware, wheel thrown, painted in blue and black under a turquoise glaze

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Rectangular paper label with serrated edge around bottom and right hand edge, a black rectangular border is printed around the edge

  • Text: “Lent by” (printed in black); below this “Brangwyn” is typed but barely visible. No other text can be seen on this label.
  • Location: Exterior base
  • Method of creation: Printed, typed
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: hand written in pencil

  • Text: ‘RHAGES’
  • Location: Exterior base
  • Method of creation: Hand written

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.161-1935
Primary reference Number: 72307
Old number: BP.2?
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 12 July 2016 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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