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Jug: C.88-1997

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Current Location: In storage


Pottery: unidentified English pottery




Yellow-glazed earthenware bat-printed in black and painted in black enamel

Yellow-glazed earthenware, bat-printed in black and painted in black enamel. Barrel-shaped body with recessed base, projecting lip, and loop handle. Printed on both sides with a vignette of a mother seated on a Grecian style chaise longue, holding a small child across her knee with both hands. Below the handle there is a narrow horizontal black enamel band, and there is another round the rim which extends over it into a wider band on the interior. On the back of the handle there is a spot, an anthemion motif, a long stroke, and on the lower end a spot.


History note: Given to the donor's mother by his father for one of her birthdays; inherited by G.H.W. Rylands Litt.D., CBE, CH, King's College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Given by G.H.W. Rylands in memory of his mother, Betha Wolferstan Rylands

Measurements and weight

Height: 11 cm
Width: 14.9 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1997-10-13) by Rylands, G.H.W.


19th Century, Early#
George III
George IV
Circa 1800 CE - 1825 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of ceramic printing colour ( black) enamel ( black)

Materials used in production

yellow Lead-glaze

Techniques used in production


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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.88-1997
Primary reference Number: 76281
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 15 December 2023 Last processed: Friday 15 December 2023

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

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