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Jug: C.45-1997

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Current Location: In storage


Production: Sewell, Joseph (Uncertain)




Yellow-glazed earthenware jug, bat-printed onglaze in red with, vignettes of a couple taking tea and a man fishing from a boat. Red enamel bands round rim, shoulder and foot.

Jug. Yellow-glazed earthenware, bat-printed and painted onglaze in red. Urn-shaped with a broad, curved lip, loop handle rising from the rim, and a sloping, circular foot. Decorated on one side with a couple taking tea in a garden, attended on the left by a boy servant, and watched by a dog seated on the right. On the other side is a view with a man fishing from a boat, with a church, a windmill and a tower in the background. Inside the lip there is a gabled building and a spire or obelisk. There are red bands round the foot, the shoulder, and the rim. On the back of the handle there is a spot, a stylised leaf or fern, a stroke, and a line.

Legal notes

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

Measurements and weight

Height: 14.0 cm
Width: 13.7 cm

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Place(s) associated

  • Newcastle-upon-Tyne ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


Early 19th Century
Production date: circa AD 1815

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of ceramic printing colour ( red)
Banding composed of enamel ( red)

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Slip-casting : Yellow-glazed earthenware, bat-printed and painted overglaze in red.

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: W
  • Location: In the base
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.45-1997
Primary reference Number: 75156
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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