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Milk jug: C.476-1928

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Maker(s)

Unidentified Staffordshire factory (Factory)

Description

Red-dry-boded stoneware with engine-turned decoration. The body is barrel-shaped with a slightly expanding mouth, an applied pounted lip, and a reeded strap handle. The whole of the exterior is decorated with turned roups of wavy horizontal bands. The base is impressed with a pseudo Chinese seal mark.

Notes

History note: Sotheby's, London, 6 February, 1908, part of lot 227 bought by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 10.1 cm
Width: 12.3 cm

Relative size of this object

12.3 cm10.1 cm What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Third quarter of 18th century
George III
Circa 1760 CE - 1775 CE

Components of the work

Base Diameter 5.5 cm
Body Decoration

Materials used in production

Red dry-bodied stoneware

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: pseudo Chinese seal mark
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Factory mark

Inscription present: Rectangular white paper stick-on label with a Prussian blue plant motif in two top corners

  • Text: No 2757/Elers ware milk-/jug with wavy/engine turning./b. at Sotheby's/Feb 6. 1908
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black ink
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.476-1928
Primary reference Number: 75228
Old object number: 2757
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 20 April 2018 Last processed: Sunday 28 November 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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