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Cream jug: C.587-1928

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Production: Unidentified Staffordshire factory

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Description

White stoneware, slip-cast, with applied moulded feet, and salt-glaze. The pear-shaped pot has a projecting, upward tilting lip, a scalloped and cusped rim, a reeded loop handle with a kick at the lower end, and three shell and paw feet. Both sides are decorated in relief with a large pecten shell, and on either side of the lip there is a snail and two small pecten shells. On each side of the upper junction of the handle there is a leaf.

Notes

History note: Given by Col. and Mrs W.D. Dickson of Bournemouth as a birthday present on 5 November 1920 to Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambidge

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 8.7 cm
Length: 8.2 cm

Relative size of this object

8.2 cm8.7 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Mid 18th Century
Circa 1750 - 1760

Note

This small jug is surprisingly light in the hand because it is slip cast. A master block from which moulds were made for a slightly squatter jug with pecten shell reliefs on the sides is initialled RW for Ralph Wood.and dated 1749 is in the Victoria and Albert Museum

School or Style

Rococo

Components of the work

Surface composed of salt-glaze
Body
Feet

Materials used in production

White stoneware

Techniques used in production

Salt-glazing

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.587-1928
Primary reference Number: 75588
Old object number: 3905
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 22 February 2022 Last processed: Tuesday 22 November 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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