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Cream jug: C.470-1928

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Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)

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Red stoneware, thrown, and decorated with bands of engine-turning. The jug has a pear-shaped body and stands on a foot with a gadrooned edge. It has a projecting lip, and a reeded handle, The wavy bands of engine turning begin about 1.2 cm below the rim, and are interrupted by five groups of five vertical lines.On the base there is a pseudo-Chinese seal mark

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 10 cm
Width: 9.1 cm

Relative size of this object

9.1 cm10 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Production date: circa AD 1770

Components of the work

Base Diameter 5.7 cm
Decoration
Handle

Materials used in production

dry-bodied Red dry-bodied stoneware

Techniques used in production

Throwing (pottery technique) : Red stoneware, thrown with applied lip and moulded handle, decorated with horizontal bands of engine-turning

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: imitation Chinese seal mark

  • Text: square outline containing diagonal and vertical lines
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Factory mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.470-1928
Primary reference Number: 75206
Old object number: 28
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 26 April 2022 Last processed: Wednesday 11 January 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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