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Cream jug: C.526-1928

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Unidentified Staffordshire factory (Factory)


White salt-glazed stoneware with applied relief decoration, partly gilt

Off-white stoneware, thrown, with shaped rim, three moulded and applied paw feet, and reeded handle. The sides are decorated with two waving and looping stems bearing mould-applied vine leaves and bunches of grapes, which bear remnants of gilding.


History note: Mr. F. J. Morrell 41, Liverpool Road, Stoke-on-Trent by whom sold on June 4, 1905 for about £3.10s. to Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

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Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 10 cm
Width: 9 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

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


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


This three-legged form was copied from silver milk or cream jugs of the mid 18th century. This form also appears in Sèvres porcelain.

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Components of the work

Surface composed of salt-glaze Body Diameter 7.5 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Moulding Salt-glazing

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.526-1928
Primary reference Number: 75422
Old object number: 4555
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Saturday 20 November 2021 Last processed: Sunday 28 November 2021

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

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