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Jug: C.35-1950

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Current Location: Gallery 33


Potter: Unknown




Fritware painted in blue, black and turquoise under a white glaze

Fritware, wheel thrown, painted in blue, turquoise and black under a transparent white glaze.
Shape: pear shaped body with a long, straight neck and sitting on a low, wide foot ring. A strap handle is attached to the neck and upper body.
Exterior: rim is painted black. The body is divided into panels with designs predominantly outlined in black and coloured with blue or turquoise, occasionally appearing in relief as the result of underlying slip. These panels comprise leafy sprays, on the lower body divided by blue panels, leaves and circles reserved in blue; and finally dotted triangles. On the lower body black vertical lines radiate from the base. The edges of the handle are painted blue framing a central line of black dashes. Glaze covers the surface thickly to the lower body with thinner coverage over the foot ring, with the exception of the rim.
Interior: black paint continues on the rim. Glaze covers the surface to the lower neck.

Legal notes

Given by T.H. Riches

Measurements and weight

Height: 18.8 cm
Weight: 509 g
Width: 12.3 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1950) by Riches, Thomas Henry


Mid 13th-mid 14th Century
Circa 1260 CE - Circa 1350 CE

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Components of the work

Interior Rim composed of pigment ( black)
Exterior Body composed of pigment ( blue, black, turquoise) slip ( to create relief effect in discrete areas) glaze ( white, transparent, covers the surface thickly to the lower body with thinner coverage over the foot ring, with the exception of the rim)
Interior Neck composed of glaze ( covers the surface to the lower neck)
Rim Diameter 5.7 cm
Base Diameter 7 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Throwing : Fritware, wheel thrown, painted in blue, turquoise and black under a transparent white glaze

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.35-1950
Primary reference Number: 74644
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 12 January 2021 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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