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Jug: C.2035-1928

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Production: Unidentified Langerwehe pottery




Grey stoneware, with prominent throwing marks, and applied moulded decoration, covered with a thin wash of iron-bearing slip, and salt-glazed. The jug has an oviform body, standing on a thumbed base, a short incurved neck with a protruding rim, and a strap handle with a longitudinal depression. A bearded face mask is applied to the front of the neck, and on the side of the body there are three oval medallions, each containing an oval shield charged with a lion rampant below a wreath supported by two cupids.


History note: Not known before Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, by whome bequeathed

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 50.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Langerwehe ⪼ North Rhine-Westphalia ⪼ Germany

Acquisition and important dates

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


16th Century, Late-17th Century, Early#
Production date: circa AD 1600


This jug was attributed to Raeren in Rackham's Catalogue of the Glaisher Collection (1935). It was reattributed to Langerwehe by Dr Klinge of the Hetjens Museum, Dusseldorf in 1983. From the end of the sixteenth century Langerwehe potters specialized in producing very large water jugs, known as 'Pützkannen', which have prominent throwing marks, and may be decorated with bearded face masks, and applied moulded medallions of the arms of the owner, or the potter's or a dealer's mark. This is a typical example.

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Materials used in production

grey Stoneware

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2035-1928
Primary reference Number: 73033
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 21 February 2023 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

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

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