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Jug: C.16-1980

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Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Production: David Wilson




Jug. Grey-brown (drab) smear-glazed stoneware, thrown and turned, with moulded handle and spout and applied white reliefs, the interior white-slipped and clear-glazed. Globular body standing on a foot-rim; short, cylindrical neck with curved spout; double-curved handle. The spout is moulded with foliage in relief, which extends down the body beneath it. There is similar foliage at the junctions of the ends of the handle with the body. The body is decorated with white reliefs as follows: on each side of the neck a horizontal spray of foliage and flowers; on one side of the body three putti at target practice while another flies overhead; on the other side, a seated and a standing putto being drawn in a chariot by two greyhounds, one of which is mounted by a putto.


History note: Purchased from Gabor Cossa, Trumpington Street, Cambridge

Legal notes

Purchased with the Rylands Fund.

Measurements and weight

Height: 14.8 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Hanley ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1980) by Gabor Cossa (Mrs Joan Eve)


19th Century, Early#
Circa 1802 CE - 1820 CE

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People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Handle To Spout Width 21.5 cm
Handle, Spout

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Throwing : Grey-brown stoneware, thrown and turned, with moulded handle and spout and applied white reliefs, the interior white-slipped and clear-glazed.

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: WILSON
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.16-1980
Primary reference Number: 72332
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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