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Cream jug: C.525 & A-1928

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Production: Unidentified Staffordshire Pottery




White salt-glaze stoneware, three-legged jug and cover with gilded relief decoration, and bird knob

Off-white stoneware, thrown, with applied moulded feet and knob, and 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.


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

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Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, Mid
George II
Circa 1745 CE - 1755


This covered jug could have been used for hot or cold milk.```````````````

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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

Materials used in production

off-white Stoneware

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: half of a rectangular white paper stick-on label with cut corners; inscription too faint to read

  • Text: 5045 ....
  • Location: Base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in ink
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.525 & A-1928
Primary reference Number: 75419
Old object number: 5045
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 8 November 2022 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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

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