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Jug: C.2046-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Production: Unidentified Westerwald pottery




Buff stoneware, thrown, with applied handle (replaced), and incised and applied moulded relief decoration, painted in cobalt-blue and manganese-purple, and salt-glazed

Buff salt-glazed stoneware with applied relief decoration painted in cobalt-blue and manganese-purple

Buff stoneware, thrown, with applied handle (replaced), incised and applied moulded relief decoration, painted in cobalt-blue and manganese-purple, and salt-glazed. The jug is pear-shaped with a solid disk base and a loop handle. It is decorated on the front with a large and elaborate rosette with heart-shaped outermost petals, of which the inner background is painted blue. On either side of it is a plant with incised stems and a petalled flower at the top. On the side nearest to the handle, each of the plants has five shoots bearing alternately a carnation or pink and a beaded bud. These are paired with four shoots on the side next to the large rosette, but the fifth on each curves to right or left to meet in a large petalled flower above the rosette. The flowers and buds are all painted blue, and the background extending as far as the area below the handle is manganese-purple. The replacement handle is blue.


History note: Professor Sir James Dewar, FRS (1842–1923), 1 Scroope Terrace, Cambridge; his sale, Puttick & Simpson’s at the house, 26-27 May 1924, first day, part of lot 112; bought by Stanley Woolstan on behalf of Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS (1848–1928), Trinity College, Cambridge

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Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 16.3 cm
Width: 13.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


17th Century, Late
Circa 1680 - 1700

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Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( cobalt-blue and manganese-purple)
Surface composed of salt-glaze
Base Diameter 0.2 cm

Materials used in production

buff Stoneware

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2046-1928
Primary reference Number: 73046
Old object number: 4419
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Thursday 1 February 2024

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

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