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Tankard: C.2040-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Production: Unidentified Westerwald pottery




Grey stoneware with applied relief decoration coloured with cobalt-blue and manganese-purple, and salt-glazed

Grey stoneware, thrown, and turned, with applied moulded relief decoration painted in cobalt-blue and manganese-purple and salt-glazed. The jug has a bubous body standing on a solid foot. Its short cylindrical neck has turned horizontal bands and a projecting cordon level with the top of the applied handle, which has a longitudinal groove on its back, and a kick at the lower end. The sides are decorated with five joined panels producing a row of upright tulip motifs over a row of inverted tulip motifs, and in the spaces, a quatrefoil motif surrounded by scrolling borders and tiny raised spots. There is a wide blue band round the foot and twoblue bands round the neck.


History note: Said to have come from Spinney Abbey, near Wicken in Cambridgeshire; bought from Morley at Cambridge in August, 1894 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 13 cm
Width: 11.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


17th Century, Late-18th Century, Early#
Circa 1680 - 1740

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Components of the work

Decoration composed of cobalt oxide manganese oxide
Surface composed of salt-glaze
Base Diameter 6.5 cm

Materials used in production

grey Stoneware

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2040-1928
Primary reference Number: 73037
Old object number: 58
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 13 September 2022 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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