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Milk jug: C.520-1928

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Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Unidentified Staffordshire Pottery (Production)


White salt-glazed stoneware, thrown, with applied moulded decoration

Off white stoneware, thrown, decorated with mould applied reliefs and incising, and salt-glazed. The tall pear shaped body has a cylindrical neck with a wide pointed lip, and stands on three feet each moulded with a lion;'s face and paw. The reeded loop handle has a kick at the lower end. The reliefs on one side of the nack are a fleur-de-lys, a group of leaves and a larger leaf, and on the other, three buds, a group of leaves, and a bird. Near the base of the jug is an incised design of triangles and arcs formed by lines of varying length.


History note: Bought from Jolley’s, Cambridge, on 6 October 1917 for £9 by Dr Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

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Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 13 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


Mid 18th Century
George II
Circa 1745 - 1750

School or Style


Components of the work

Surface composed of salt-glaze Lip To Handle Length 10.8 cm
Across Body Width 8 cm
Body Decoration

Materials used in production

white Stoneware

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: circular white paper with the words printed in a circle and the number in the middle

  • Location: Loose inside, previously attached to base
  • Method of creation: Hand written in ink
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.520-1928
Primary reference Number: 75403
Old object number: 3740
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 10 November 2021 Last processed: Monday 25 July 2022

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

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