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Jug: C.594-1928

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Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Production: Unidentified Staffordshire Pottery




White salt-glazed stoneware painted in polychrome enamels with flowers, a man and woman, and a butterfly

Cream-white stoneware, thrown and turned, salt-glazed, and painted with in red, pink, brown, green, blue, and yellow enamels. The jug has a bulbous body, with a wide lip that is curvy at the sides and flares upwards, with a thickening of clay at the edge. The wide scrolled handle connects to the top of the jug via a protrusion attached to the back of lip, and the top of the body, with an emphasized kick. The jug stands on a short stem expanding into a foot with a base that spreads slightly. The neck of the jug is decorated at the front with a pink, blue and green flower, flanked by a pink and blue flower in a pink and green pot on a low yellow table. Between these plants, at the back of the neck near the handle, is a small green bowl or bottle on a pink stand, with pink lines around it, possibly representing scent. The lip is decorated on the inside of the jug with a large pink and blue peony. The handle has a small blue and green flower on the protrusion joining it to the jug, and a pink and green flowering branch running down half the length of the handle. There are two green dots on either side of the handle at the top, and a green and white flower on the underside of the handle. The neck is separated from the lip and the body by two double red lines. On the front of the body are a man and woman standing on rocks. The man holds a tilted jug while the woman holds a flower. He wears a blue coat and yellow collar over green trousers, while she wears a pink and green dress. Above them fly black and brown birds. The couple are flanked by flowering branches in pink, blue, orange and green, and two butterflies, one uncoloured and the other with dabs of yellow on the wings.
The foot has a border comprising two pairs of red bands enclosing alternating panels, of red trellis pattern and half of a blue flower, which are flanked by two vertical green lines.


History note: Mr. Stewart Acton of Brighton, from whom bought for £30 on 23 April 1924 for by Dr Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 19 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, Mid
George II
Circa 1755 CE - 1765 CE

School or Style

famille rose

Components of the work

Surface composed of enamel ( blue, green, yellow, pale and dark pink, red, and black) salt-glaze
At Widest Point Width 16.2 cm
Base Width 9.2 cm

Materials used in production

white Stoneware

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: remains of a white paper stick on label

  • Text: illegible
  • Location: On base
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.594-1928
Primary reference Number: 75604
Old object number: 4444
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 26 January 2022 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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