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Cream jug: C.652-1928

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Factory: Unidentified Staffordshire Pottery

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Description

Agate ware, press-moulded and covered in lead-glaze.

Agate earthenware made with light red, white and blue clays and lead-glazed. The press-moulded jug is a baluster shape with a wavy rim. The jug stands on three feet, moulded to resemble paws with lion masks, and has a loop handle with notches cut into the terminal.

Notes

History note: Provence unidentified before Mr Stoner, York Street, Westminister; sold by Mr Stoner about 1896 to Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher bequest.

Measurements and weight

Height: 9.8 cm
Width: 10.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

18th Century, Mid#
George II
George III
Circa 1750 CE - Circa 1765 CE

Note

This baluster-shape is sometimes known as ‘silver-shape’ because it imitates a common shape for silver jugs. The use of three feet, moulded to resemble paws and lion masks, is another common feature of silverware.

School or Style

Rococo

Materials used in production

agate effect of body created by wedging together different colour clays Earthenware
Lead-glaze

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : Press-moulded earthenware covered with clear lead-glaze
Lead-glazing

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.652-1928
Primary reference Number: 75754
Old catalogue number: 59
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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