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Jug: C.2016-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Production: Unidentified Frechen pottery




Greyish-buff stoneware, with brown iron wash, producing a mottled surface under the salt-glaze. The jug has a bulbous body standing on a low slightly spreading foot, a cylindrical neck,with a cordon at its junction with the body, and a loop handle with a vertical groove.


History note: Found at the bottom of a well about 10 feet deep under staircase L in the Great Court of Trinity College, Cambridge in the summer of 1908 when the interiors of staircases L, M, and N were rebuilt. Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge.

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 17.8 cm
Width: 13.6 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Frechen ⪼ Rhineland ⪼ Germany

Acquisition and important dates

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


16th Century, second half#
Circa 1550 - 1600

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Suface composed of salt-glaze
Base Diameter 7.3 cm

Materials used in production


Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular piece of pale cream paper

  • Text: Frechen (2016)/Jug found in a well under a staircase/(built about 1598) in the Great Court/Trinity College, Cambidge, in 1908
  • Location: Loose inside jug
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in pencil
  • Type: Label (identifying artifact)

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2016-1928
Primary reference Number: 76571
Old object number: 3219
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 9 August 2022 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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