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Owl Jug: C.252 & A-1928

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Titles

Owl Jug

Maker(s)

Unidentified Staffordshire Pottery (Production)

Description

Earthenware, thrown in two parts, decorated with slip-trailing in two shades of brown and white slip, and lead-glazed

Notes

History note: George Stoner, Stoner & Evans, King Street, St James's Square, London, from whom purchased on 24 November 1915 (with white salt-glazed stoneware owl C.497 & A-1928 for £280), by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 22.4 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Late 17th Century
Circa 1680 - Circa 1700 1700

Note

Owl jugs were made in tin-glazed earthenware in some of the German states and in Switzerland in the late sixteenth century, and in salt-glazed stoneware in the Rhineland. No definite link between these Continental owls and the late 17th century English slipware owls has been discovered, but in view of the large quantities of German stoneware bottles imported into England in the 17th century, it is possible that a German stoneware owl jug could have been imported.

Components of the work

Decoration: composed of slip ( clay and water)

Materials used in production

Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Throwing Lead-glazing

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.252 & A-1928
Primary reference Number: 73655
Old object number: 2736
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 7 September 2021 Last processed: Sunday 28 November 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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