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Bear jug: C.501 & A-1928

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Maker(s)

Unidentified Staffordshire Pottery (Production)

Description

White salt-glazed stoneware with shredded clay fur, and details in brown slip

Off-white stoneware, thrown in two parts, with applied tail, legs, snout, eyes, ears, and chain. The endearingly tubby body and detachable head are covered in shredded clay fur. Brown slip was applied to indicate the toes on the front feet, to create a border of slanting Ss on the collar, and to fill in the centres of the circular eyes. The top of the snout was pierced to take the top ring of a six link chain which may originally have had a ball attached to it.

Notes

History note: Mr Rochelle Thomas 'Clearance Catalogue' received by Glaisher on 21 April 1923, no. 645, and bought for £10 on 25 April (according to label inside)

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 24.4 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Mid 18th Century
George II
George III
Circa 1740 CE - 1770 1770 CE

Note

The grog fur was made from ground up fired stoneware clay

School or Style

Rococo

Components of the work

Details: composed of slip ( brown) Surface: composed of salt-glaze Body And Head: Decoration: Ears, Muzzle, Limbs:

Materials used in production

off-white Stoneware

Techniques used in production

Salt-glazing

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular white paper label with cut corners and dark blue or black line round the upper edges

  • Text: Whitew salt-glazed/bear with chain/of six links in its/mouth./b. in London/April 25, 1923
  • Location: Inside neck
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black ink
  • Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.501 & A-1928
Primary reference Number: 75315
Old object number: 4179
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 26 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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