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Jug: C.36-1997

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Current Location: In storage


Factory: L. Lebeuf & Thibault




Yellow-glazed earthenware, transfer-printed onglaze in black

Yellow-glazed cream earthenware, transfer-printed onglaze in black. Ovoid body with recessed base, cylindrical neck, projecting lip, and loop handle of very shallow D section. The exterior is decorated overall with a floral design incorporating scrolls and panels of trellis diaper on either side of the lip, against a background of vertical striations. There is a spray of flowers on the back of the handle, and a floral border inside the neck and lip.


History note: Uncertain, but possibly the mother of the donor, G.H.W. Rylands, Litt D., CBE, CH, King's College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Given by G.H.W. Rylands in memory of his mother, Betha Wolferstan Rylands

Measurements and weight

Height: 9.5 cm
Width: 11.7 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Montereau ⪼ Seine et Marne ⪼ France

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1997-07-14) by Rylands, G.H.W.


19th Century, second quarter#
Charles X
Louis-Phillipe I
Circa 1825 CE - 1833 CE


In 1825 the Montereau factory was let to a partnership comprising Louis Lebeuf of Paris, Étienne Thibault, the director of the factory, and Louis Joseph Merlin de Failly, and became known as Lebeuf et Thibault. The factory operated with this name until 1833 when a new partnership was formed.

Components of the work

Decoration composed of ceramic printing colour ( black)

Materials used in production

white Earthenware
yellow Glaze

Techniques used in production

Lead-glazing : Cream earthenware, lead-glazed yellow overall, and transfer-printed in black

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: L. Lebeuf & Thibault/Montereau
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: In black enamel
  • Type: Factory mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.36-1997
Primary reference Number: 74683
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

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

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