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Puzzle jug: C.2862-1928

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Possibly unidentified London pottery (Pottery)
Possibly Brislington Pottery (Pottery)

Description

Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue with a Chinese figure in an Oriental landscape

Buff earthenware tin-glazed except for the underside, and painted in blue. The jug has a bulbous body supported by a circular spreading foot, slightly concave underneath. Its neck is pierced by three rows of angular perforations. A round hollow handle with a hole in its underside near the top connects with the interior of the jug, and with a tube and three nozzles around the top of its neck. The sides are decorated with a Chinese figure holding a bottle seated in an Oriental landscape with banana trees, a fence, bushes and schematic clouds. The handle and mouth are decorated with Chinese scrolls and dots, and there are stiff leaves on the foot.

Notes

History note: Unknown before Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 18.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England
  • Brislington ⪼ Somerset ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Third quarter of 17th century
Charles II
Circa 1669 CE - 1675 CE

Note

Probably made at one of the London potteries or at Brislington

School or Style

Ming Transitional

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colour ( blue from cobalt) Visible Surfaces composed of tin-glaze Body Holes

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2862-1928
Primary reference Number: 74145
Old object number: 503
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Monday 25 July 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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