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Jug: C.55-1911

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Current Location: In storage


Potter: Unknown




Fritware painted in three colours under a clear glaze

Fritware, mould made, painted in blue, black and yellow under a colourless glaze
Shape: flaring, fluted conical body with moulded decoration descends via a carination onto a foot ring base. On the body a cylindrical neck, with angular spout, flares outwards toward the rim. A shaped strap handle with thumb rest is attached to the neck and lower body.
Exterior: On the neck, upper body and lower body, a series of horizontal friezes of leaves or dotted circles are outlined in black and painted in blue; on upper sections these are separated by narrow bands of yellow dotted with black. On the body, moulded gadroons contain vertical wavey leaf designs, which frame an inverted arch, outlined by another yellow band, and containing a polychrome floral spray, with a black dotted fish scale pattern in the spandrels. On the spout and handle, complex patterns incorporating further fish scales and blue and yellow foliage are painted. On the base a potter’s mark is painted in black. Glaze covers the surface except for the rim of the foot ring.
Interior: undecorated except for the glaze


History note: Joseph Dickson; sold Christie's, 17 March 1911, lot 155 (first part)

Legal notes

Given by the Friends of The Fitzwilliam Museum

Measurements and weight

Height: 16.8 cm
Weight: 586 g
Width: 15.3 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Kutahiya ⪼ Anatolia ⪼ Turkey

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1911-03-20) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum


18th Century
Circa 1700 CE - Circa 1799 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

Exterior composed of pigment ( black, blue, yellow) glaze ( colourless)
Rim Diameter 10.2 cm
Base Diameter 13.1 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Moulding : Fritware, mould made, painted in blue, black and yellow under a colourless glaze

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: painted in black under the glaze

  • Text: feather like potter's mark
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Painted in black
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: square paper label with serrated edges

  • Text: 155/3
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Printed in red, hand written in pencil
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.55-1911
Primary reference Number: 75498
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 4 December 2020 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

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

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