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Coffee jug: C.2080 & A-1928

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Production: Unidentified Bunzlau pottery




Buff stoneware with lustrous brown glaze (Lehmglazur), decorated in pale buff clay with moulded reliefs of the Paschal Lamb flanked by sprays of stylized flowers and foliage

Buff stoneware, thrown, with applied handle and separate cover, lustrous brown glaze (Lehmglazur), decorated in pale buff lay with moulded and applied reliefs. The jug has an ovoid body standing on a solid foot, a conical neck with a pinched lip, and a strap handle. The circular, slightly convex cover has a knob in the shape of a three-cornered hat or bud. The front below the lip is decorated with a relief of the Paschal Lamb or Agnus Dei holding a flag, which has on each side, a wavy spray with three flowers and foliage.


History note: Gerson Neustadt, Junkernstrasse 36, Breslau from whom purchased for 10 marks on 20 July1910 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 23.4 cm
Width: 11.5 cm

Relative size of this object

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Place(s) associated

  • Bunzlau ⪼ Lower Silesia ⪼ Prussia

Acquisition and important dates

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


Third quarter of 18th century
Circa 1750 - 1775


Bunzlau in Silesia, became part of Prussia following the Peace of Breslau in 1742. It is now in Poland and known as Boleslawiec. Unlike much Germanic stoneware its products were not salt-glazed, but had a lustrous brown glaze known as Lehmglasur.

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Components of the work

Surface Outside composed of glaze ( lustrous brown, Lehmglazur)
Base Diameter 7 cm

Materials used in production

buff Stoneware

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2080 & A-1928
Primary reference Number: 73082
Old object number: 3245
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 16 January 2023 Last processed: Tuesday 6 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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