Skip to main content

Cream jug: C.488-1928

An image of Cream jug

Terms of use

These images are provided for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons License (BY-NC-ND). To license a high resolution version, please contact our image library who will discuss fees, terms and waivers.

Download this image

Creative commons explained - what it means, how you can use our's and other people's content.

Alternative views

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Factory: Unidentified Staffordshire factory

Entities

Categories

Description

White salt-glazed stoneware, thrown, with applied moulded feet, and applied reeded handle. Pear-shaped, with inverted scallops round the side of the rim, rounded lip, ear-shaped reeded loop handle with a serrated lower end, and three lion's mask and paw feet.

Notes

History note: Zürich, where bought in 1899 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Width: 9.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

18th Century, Mid
George II
Circa 1750 CE - 1760 CE

Note

This common form was derived from three-legged silver milk or cream jugs, and also occurs in Sèvres porcelain

School or Style

Rococo

Components of the work

Surface composed of salt-glaze
Whole 3 Height 10.4 cm
Body
Feet
Handle

Materials used in production

white Stoneware

Techniques used in production

Salt-glazing

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular white paper label with blue borders on three sides, stuck on

  • Text: 1185/Staffordshire/salt glaze milk/jug. b. at/Zurich 1899
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black ink
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.488-1928
Primary reference Number: 75266
Old object number: 1185
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Sunday 24 October 2021 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

This record can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2024) "Cream jug" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/75266 Accessed: 2024-06-19 07:54:44

Citation for Wikipedia

To cite this record on Wikipedia you can use this code snippet:

{{cite web|url=https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/75266 |title=Cream jug |author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2024-06-19 07:54:44|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

API call for this record

To call these data via our API (remember this needs to be authenticated) you can use this code snippet:

https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/api/v1/objects/object-75266

Bootstrap HTML code for reuse

To use this as a simple code embed, copy this string:

<div class="text-center">
    <figure class="figure">
        <img src="https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/imagestore/aa/aa3/C_488_1928_281_29.jpg"
        alt="Cream jug"
        class="img-fluid" />
        <figcaption class="figure-caption text-info">Cream jug</figcaption>
    </figure>
</div>
    

Sign up for updates

Updates about future exhibitions and displays, family activities, virtual events & news. You'll be the first to know...