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Jug: C.50-1997

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Current Location: In storage


Factory: Unknown (Probably)
Production: Unknown (Uncertain)




Cream-coloured earthenware, bat-printed onglaze in black and painted in black enamel. Ovoid with projecting spout and plain loop handle. Decorated on one side with an oval print of a young woman in pseudo-classical costume holding a lamb on her knee, with trees in the background. Over the top is a wreath incorporating a quiver and arrows, and below two sprays of stylised foliage tied in the centre with a bow. Below is inscribed 'Ah, happy Innocence, on whose chaste Cheek/The spotledd Rose of Virtue blushes meek.'. On the other side there is an almond-shaped print of a young woman standing beside an older woman seated at a spinning wheel in a garden with hollyhocks beside a fence, a book on a low table, and a chicken, framed by a repeating border of three beads and an oblong, and a narrowly spaced 'ladder' border. Under the lip there is a printed wreath of two types of stylised foliage with a bow at bottom centre, enclosing 'M;HUNT.'. Black bands run round the base, the rim, and the outline of the lip, and down both sides of the handle.

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Given by G.H.W. Rylands in memory of his mother, Betha Wolferstan Rylands.

Measurements and weight

Height: 22.7 cm
Length: 23.4 cm

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Place(s) associated

  • Liverpool ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1997) by Rylands, G.H.W.


Early 19th Century
George III
Production date: circa AD 1800


Probably Liverpool, or Staffordshire

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Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Ah, happy Innocence, on whose chaste Cheek/The spotless Rose of Virtue blushes meek.
  • Location: On one side
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: M;HUNT.
  • Location: Under lip
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.50-1997
Primary reference Number: 75324
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

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

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