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Jug: C.2024-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Production: Unidentified Frechen pottery




Brown salt-glazed stoneware with applied bearded face mask and coat-of-arms

Grey-buff stoneware, thrown, with applied handle and applied moulded relief decoration, coated with iron-brown wash, and salt-glazed. The wash does not extend to the base all round, and has dribbled at the front. The bottle has an ovoid body which contracts at the top into a short narrow cylindrical neck with a cordon round the mouth. The small rolled handle has a spearhead-shaped extension at the lower end which rests on the shoulder. On the neck there is a clearly-defined bearded face mask, and lower down on the front, an oval medallion bearing a coronet over a shield-of-arms with the charge: tierced in pale (reversed): 1., a lion rampant; 2, per fesse in chief three pallets, in base, a hunting-horn stringed; 3 (in base) six roundels, 2 and 4 fessewise.

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 21.5 cm
Height: 33.3 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Frechen ⪼ Rhineland ⪼ Germany

Acquisition and important dates

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


17th Century#
Circa 1600 - 1699


The arms are probably those of a town

Components of the work

Surface composed of iron-brown wash ( or 'dip') salt-glaze
Base Diameter 11 cm

Materials used in production

grey-buff Stoneware

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2024-1928
Primary reference Number: 76577
Old object number: R.2914
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 4 October 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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