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Storage jar: C.2218-1928

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Production: Pickleherring Pottery (Probably)

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Description

Buff earthenware, thrown, tin-glazed except for the base and mouth, and painted in blue. Oviform, with short recurved neck.The entire surface is covered with pseudo-Chinese figures in pairs, some of them carrying parasols, banners or large branches of flowers, amongst groups of buildings, trees and floral sprays.

Notes

History note: Professor Henry Melville Gwatkin (1844-1916), Dixie Professor of Ecclesiastical History 1891-1916; his widow, who said that she ‘believed it had been dug up with a bellarmine in London’; sold by her to Stanley Woolston of Cambridge who sold it for £2.10s.0d. on 10 February 1917 to Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 34.3 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Southwark ⪼ Surrey ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Mid 17th century
Charles I
Commonwealth
Circa 1645 CE - 1660 CE

Note

When accessioned, the jar was attributed to Savona, in Liguria in northern Italy, but comparable decoration derived from Ming Transitional style Chinese porcelain is found on English delftware jars of this form.

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colour ( in blue)
Mouth Diameter 14 cm
Base Diameter 17.4 cm

Materials used in production

except base and rim Tin-glaze
Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing : Buff earthenware, thrown, turned, tin-glazed, and painted in blue.

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2218-1928
Primary reference Number: 73241
Old object number: 4164
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 22 November 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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