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Mug: C.2013-1928

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Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Production: Unidentified Cologne pottery




Brown salt-glazed stoneware decorated with a scrolling stem of wild roses and leaves, and three reliefs of a man's head in profile

Greyish-buff stoneware with pale brown wash, applied moulded relief decoration, and salt-glaze. The mug has a circular base which is slightly concave underneath. It has a bulbous body, a sloping cylindrical neck with a cordon round the shoulder, and a broad strap handle with a vertical depression. The sides are decorated with a scrolling stem bearing wild roses and partly striated leaves, and on the neck there are three similar reliefs of a bearded man wearing a low-brimmed hat in profile to right.


History note: A lady in Essex whose father, a clergyman in London was thought to have collected it; sold to Collins & Clarke, Cambridge, where bought on 6 September 1922 with eight other items from this collection for £20 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 10.4 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Cologne ⪼ Rhineland ⪼ Germany

Acquisition and important dates

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


16th Century, second quarter#
Circa 1525 - 1545


Probably made in the Maximinenstrasse workshop in Cologne

School or Style


Components of the work

Surface composed of salt-glaze

Materials used in production

greyish-buff Stoneware
pale brown Wash

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Latimer, cent 16 St Martin’s 70
  • Method of creation: Probably hand-written
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2013-1928
Primary reference Number: 72999
Old object number: 3931
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 31 January 2023 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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