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Jug: C.41-1934

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Possibly Brislington Pottery (Pottery)
Possibly Unidentified Bristol pottery (Pottery)


Tin-glazed earthenware painted in polychrome in Oriental style with lappets, sprays of flowers, two vases of flowers, rocks, two birds, and an insect

Buff earthenware, thrown, with applied handle. The base is unglazed and the rest of the surface is covered with pale turquoise tin-glaze, painted in blue, turquoise-green, yellow, and orange. The jug has a bulbous lower part, and a broad cylindrical neck. The handle has three loops of graduated size, and is rounded on the outside and concave inside. The top is pierced by a hole, probably for the attachment of a cover. The exterior is decorated in Oriental style with a row of lappets round the neck, and below, scattered sprays of flowers, two tall vases of flowers, rocks, two flying birds, and an insect. The handle is decorated with wavy v-shaped stripes in blue and orange.


History note: Lord Revelstoke; sold Puttick & Simpson, 20-23 November 1934,Catalogue of an Important Collection of Old English Pottery, the property of the Rt. Hon. Lord Revelstoke, p. 54, lot 662

Legal notes

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 24.5 cm
Height: 9 5/8 in

Place(s) associated

  • Brislington ⪼ Somerset ⪼ England
  • Bristol ⪼ Somerset ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1934-11-20) by Puttick & Simpson


Late 17th Century
William III and Mary II
Production date: dated AD 1692


Probably made at Brislington or Bristol

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( blue, turquoise-green, yellow, and orange) Visible Surfaces composed of tin-glaze ( pale turquoise) Body And Neck

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: .R.S./1692
  • Location: On lower part of side of jug
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.41-1934
Primary reference Number: 74962
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 11 July 2017 Last processed: Saturday 15 January 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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