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Cream jug: C.461-1928

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Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Production: Unidentified Staffordshire factory




Red stoneware, thrown, and turned, with applied moulded handle and lip, decorated with mould-applied sprigs. The jug has a barrel-shaped body with a projecting lip and a loop handle moulded with basketwork. On the front on either side of the handle is a sprig of a Chinese man carrying a bird in a hoop at the top of a long pole. Below is a rococo shield bearing a griffin, flanked by scrolls, flowers, a panel of trellis pattern on one side, and a striated motif on the other, which curve upwards and outwards below the figures and towards the handle. On the base there is a pseudo-Chinese seal mark.


History note: Mr Phillips, Hitchin, from whom purchased in 1894 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 7.5 cm
Width: 9.3 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928-12-07) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr


18th Century, third quarter#
George III
Circa 1760 - 1770


The reliefs correspond to sherds found on the site of the Foley Pottery, Lane End, Fenton. Staffordshire; probably Thomas Barker, The Foley, Lane End, Fenton. The figures are similar but not identical to those on a teapot, C.460 & A-1928

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Components of the work

Lip And Handle

Materials used in production

Red dry-bodied stoneware

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.461-1928
Primary reference Number: 75177
Old object number: 32
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 26 April 2022 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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