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Jug in the form of an owl: C.2476-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Factory: uncertain




Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue

Earthenware, thrown, tn-glazed and painted in blue. Pear-shaped body with flaring neck, projecting lip, and loop handle. The body is decorated with a boar, an elephant, and a bear in a Chinese style landscape; on the neck conventional tulips and leaves.


History note: Purchased in Leicester in 1909

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Place(s) associated

  • Delft ⪼ Holland ⪼ Netherlands

Acquisition and important dates

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


Late 17th Century
Circa 1660 - 1700

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Components of the work

Decoration composed of cobalt

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Techniques used in production


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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2476-1928
Primary reference Number: 73569
Old object number: 3080
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Monday 26 September 2022

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

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