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Milk jug: C.620-1928

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Factory: Unidentified Staffordshire Pottery

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Description

Redware with applied reliefs and lead glaze.

Red earthenware with mould-applied white reliefs and covered in a yellowish lead-glaze. The thrown, pear-shaped jug has a projecting ‘sparrow’s beak’ lip and loop handle with oval-shaped lower terminal. The handle has a small hole near the top; this could possibly be from a now lost lid. The white mould-applied reliefs are opposite the handle; the reliefs are a fleur-de-lys is underneath a crown and flanked on the left by a unicorn and on the right by a lion with foliage below.

Notes

History note: Provenance unknown before sold to an unknown buyer as Lot 86, Harland sale at Puttick and Simpsons’, 12 October 1923; lot 182, sale at Puttick and Simpsons’, 22 May 1925 bought by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher bequest.

Measurements and weight

Height: 10 cm
Width: 9.6 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

18th Century, second quarter#
George II
Circa 1740 CE - Circa 1750 CE

Components of the work

Body And Handle composed of earthenware ( red coloured)
Body
Handle
Reliefs

Materials used in production

Lead-glaze

Techniques used in production

Lead-glazing

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: stick-on octagonal white paper label with blue border

  • Text: illegible
  • Location: Base
  • Method of creation: Handwritten in black ink
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.620-1928
Primary reference Number: 75686
Old catalogue number: 4539
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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