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Cream jug: C.525 & A-1928

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Maker(s)

Unidentified Staffordshire Pottery (Production)

Description

White salt-glaze stoneware, with gilded relief decoration, and bird knob

Off-white stoneware, thrown, with mould applied reliefs, salt-glazed and oil gilded. The jug is pear shaped with a narrow neck and wide pointed lip. The reeded loop handle has a kick at the bottom. It stands on three lion mask and paw feet. The lid is a slightly domed and has a flange that fits inside the neck. The knob is in the shape of a bird. The front of the body is decorated with a large rosette in the middle, flanked by interlaced scroll and tassel motifs, with scroll motifs above and below. The lid is decorated with flowers, scrolls, and leaves. There are traces of oil-gilding on the lion masks, and the reliefs on the body and lid, and three large spots on each side of the lip.

Notes

History note: Sotheby's, London, 24 May 1928, lot 72; bought for £3.10s. on behalf of Dr Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Mid 18th Century
George II
Production date: circa AD/CE 1745

School or Style

Rococo

Components of the work

Surface: composed of salt-glaze Decoration: composed of gold Without Lid: Height 10.8 cm
With Lid: Height 13.2 cm
Lid: Length 4.9 cm
Lip To Handle: Length 9.3 cm
Jug: Width 7.1 cm
Body:

Materials used in production

Stoneware

Techniques used in production

Salt-glazing

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.525 & A-1928
Primary reference Number: 75419
Old object number: 5045
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 10 November 2021 Last processed: Thursday 20 January 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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