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Jug: C.172-1932

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Probably Platt, John (potter) (Factory)


Salt-glazed stoneware painted in polychrome with a wreath and sprays of roses, other flowers, and foliage.

Salt-glazed stoneware, thrown and turned, painted in blue, green, yellow, red, pink, greyish-purple and black enamel colours. Pear-shaped body with turned foot, projecting sparrow-beak spout, and strap handle with a slight kick up at the lower end. On the front in greyish-purple, 'M.S./1766', surrounded by a wreath composed of four roses, other flowers and foliage; on the sides, detached sprays and leaves.


History note: R. Soden Smith Collection; Mrs W. D. (Frances Louisa) Dickson, Bournemouth

Legal notes

Given by Mrs W.D. Dickson

Measurements and weight

Height: 22.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Rotherham ⪼ Yorkshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1932) by Dickson, W. D. (Frances Louisa), Mrs


Third quarter of 18th century
George III
Production date: dated AD 1766 : dated


The style of flower painting resembles that on a punchbowl initialled and dated IC 1767 which is attributed to John Platt and Samuel Walker of Rotherham, operating c. 1766-70. see Documentation Edwards and Hampson.

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Components of the work

At Base Of Handle Width 17.5 cm

Materials used in production

blue, green, yellow, red, pink, greyish-purple and black enamel Enamels off-white Stoneware Salt-glaze

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Salt-glazed stoneware, thrown and turned, painted in blue, green, yellow, red, pink, greyish-purple and black enamel colours.
Painting Salt-glazing Turning

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: M,S,/1766
  • Location: On the front
  • Method of creation: In greyish-purple
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: rectangular paper label printed in red and black

  • Text: No 109/231 RECD 10-5-'89/On loan from / Soden-Smith, F.S.A.
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Printed in red and black
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.172-1932
Primary reference Number: 72524
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 14 June 2019 Last processed: Monday 25 July 2022

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

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