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Jug: C.4-1988

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Current Location: In storage


Production: Unidentified Frechen pottery




Brown salt-glazed stoneware jug or Bellarmine decorated with three medallions enclosing a coat-of-arms and the date, '1599'

Grey stoneware, thrown and decorated with applied moulded reliefs, coated with iron-brown wash, and salt-glazed. Of globular form with a short narrow neck and strap handle with tail. Under the rim on the front there is a bearded mask, below which is a medallion enclosing a coat-of-arms flanked by the date '15' and '99', repeated on the two sides.


History note: Unknown before the testator, Mrs Margery Thorne

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Mrs Margery Thorne

Measurements and weight

Height: 17.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Frechen ⪼ Rhineland ⪼ Germany

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1988-04-25) by Thorne, Margery, Mrs


16th Century, Late
Production date: dated AD 1599 : may be a little later than the mould which produced the date

Components of the work

Surface composed of iron-brown wash salt-glaze

Materials used in production

grey Stoneware

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 15 99
  • Location: Flanking each of the three coat-of-arms
  • Method of creation: Moulded in relief
  • Type: Date

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.4-1988
Primary reference Number: 75017
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 24 May 2022 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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