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Harvest flask: C.341-1928

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Pottery: Unknown




Red earthenware, partly coated with white slip and inlaid in white clay under yellow lead-glaze. Barrel-shaped with a spigot hole in the middle of one side of the uncoated central zone, flanked by the name, ‘JOHN LOFTEY’ and date, ‘AUGUST 18. 1811’, and triangular arrangements of stars, all inlaid in white clay.

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Acquisition and important dates

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


19th Century, Early#
George III
Production date: dated AD 1811


Inlaid decoration is a typical characteristic of Sussex slipware. Possibly this barrel belonged to a John Lofty born about 1777 at Ticehurst in East Susex or another member of that family

School or Style

Country Pottery

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: name one side of the bung hole and the date the other sideways on

  • Text: JOHN LOFTEY AUGUST 18./1811
  • Location: On either side of the bung hole
  • Method of creation: Inlaid
  • Type: Inscription

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.341-1928
Primary reference Number: 74599
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 26 March 2019 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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