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Jug: C.167B-1918

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Current Location: In storage




Ironstone china printed underglaze in blue, and painted overglaze in red, green, and pale brown enamels. The jug has an octagonal bulbous body and straight-sided neck flaring slightly towards the projecting lip and shaped mouth. The handle is in the form of a dragon with its head curved round to the left onto the side of the neck. The exterior of the body and the inside of the neck are painted with flowering plants and foliage in 'Imari' or 'Japan' style, and the serpent handle has a pale brown head, a green exterior and a red underside.


History note: Unknown before Ralph Griffin, MA, FSA

Legal notes

Given by Ralph Griffin,MA FSA

Measurements and weight

Height: 9.6 cm
Width: 9 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Fenton ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1918-08-28) by Griffin, Ralph, MA


Circa 1825 CE - 1840 CE

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( red, green, pale brown)

Materials used in production

ironstone Earthenware

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: With a crown between the two, and the latter in a banner

  • Method of creation: In blue
  • Type: Mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.167B-1918
Primary reference Number: 72438
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

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

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