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Jug: C.2035-1928

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Maker(s)

Production: Unidentified Langerwehe pottery

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Description

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.

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

Dating

Late 16th-early 17th Century
Production date: circa AD 1600

Note

This jug was attributed to Raeren in Rackham's Catalogue of the Glaisher Collection (1935). It was reattributed to Langerwehe by David Gaimster, see Documentation 1997. 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.

Components of the work

Body
Decoration
Surface

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 12 July 2022 Last processed: Wednesday 11 January 2023

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

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