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Jug: C.2043-1928

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Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Production: Unidentified Westerwald pottery




Grey stoneware, thrown, with diaper carved ornament (kerbschnitt) and applied reliefs, painted with cobalt-blue before salt-glazing; pewter mount and cover. The jug has a globular body standing on a thick disk base, a narrow cylindrical neck with a projecting band above the decoration, and a loop handle to the top of which is attached the mount for the hinged thumbpiece and domed cover with an acorn finial. The body is decorated overall with chip-carving and the neck is applied with a human mask, a winged monster and foliage, and oval relief (not distinguishable), and another winged monster and foliage. The reliefs are picked out in cobalt blue and there are horizontal blue bands above and below them. On the bulbus area are the initials 'I.K' and the date '1607' with a cross between each digit in cobalt-blue.

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 20 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

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


Production date: dated AD 1607

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Components of the work

Decoration composed of cobalt oxide
Surface composed of salt-glaze
Neck Decoration

Materials used in production

grey Stoneware

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: I.K 1+6+0+7
  • Location: On side of body
  • Method of creation: Painted in cobalt-blue

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2043-1928
Primary reference Number: 73043
Old object number: 1146
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 14 June 2022 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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