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Cream jug: C.652-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Factory: Unidentified Staffordshire Pottery




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.


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


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


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.

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Materials used in production

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

Techniques used in production

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

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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

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

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