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Owl jug: C.497 & A-1928

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Unidentified Staffordshire factory (Factory)


White salt-glazed stoneware, the body and head thrown separately, and decorated with applied notched clay feathers, and details in brown slip. A strap handle is attached to the back of the body. The detachable head serves as a cup.


History note: George Stoner Collection, Cotleigh, West Wickham, Kent; purchased from George Stoner of Stoner & Evans, in London, on 24 November 1915 (with a slipware owl C.252 & A-1928 for £280)

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 21.7 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


Mid 18th Century
George II
Circa 1735 CE - Circa 1755 1755 CE

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Components of the work

Decoration: composed of slip ( dark brown) Surface: composed of salt-glaze Both Parts: Details: Feathers:

Materials used in production

white Stoneware

Techniques used in production


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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.497 & A-1928
Primary reference Number: 75299
Old object number: 3737
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Sunday 24 October 2021 Last processed: Sunday 28 November 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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