Skip to main content

Jug: C.2016-1928

An image of Jug

Terms of use

These images are provided for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons License (BY-NC-ND). To license a high resolution version, please contact our image library who will discuss fees, terms and waivers.

Download this image

Creative commons explained - what it means, how you can use our's and other people's content.

Alternative views

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Production: Unidentified Frechen pottery

Entities

Categories

Description

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.

Notes

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

Relative size of this object

13.6 cm17.8 cm What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Place(s) associated

  • Frechen ⪼ Rhineland ⪼ Germany

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Second half of 16th century
Renaissance
Circa 1550 - 1600

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Suface composed of salt-glaze
Base Diameter 7.3 cm
Body
Surface

Materials used in production

Stoneware

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)

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2016-1928
Primary reference Number: 76571
Old object number: 3219
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 9 August 2022 Last processed: Wednesday 11 January 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

This record can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2023) "Jug" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/76571 Accessed: 2023-01-27 12:51:20

Citation for Wikipedia

To cite this record on Wikipedia you can use this code snippet:

{{cite web|url=https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/76571 |title=Jug |author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2023-01-27 12:51:20|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

API call for this record

To call these data via our API (remember this needs to be authenticated) you can use this code snippet:

https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/api/v1/objects/object-76571

Bootstrap HTML code for reuse

To use this as a simple code embed, copy this string:

<div class="text-center">
    <figure class="figure">
        <img src="https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/imagestore/aa/aa1/C_2016_1928_281_29.jpg"
        alt="Jug"
        class="img-fluid" />
        <figcaption class="figure-caption text-info">Jug</figcaption>
    </figure>
</div>
    

Please enter your name as you would like to be addressed
Please enter your email address
The object accession number - this is prefilled
Please enter your query with as much detail as possible

More objects and works of art you might like

Miniature jug

Accession Number: E.36.1903

Jug

Accession Number: E.P.287

Jug

Accession Number: E.9.1909

Jug

Accession Number: Loan Ant.103.97

Suggested products from Curating Cambridge

You might be interested in this...

Sign up for updates

Updates about future exhibitions and displays, family activities, virtual events & news. You'll be the first to know...