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Jug: C.2039-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Production: Unidentified Westerwald pottery




Grey salt-glazed stoneware with geometrical and plant decoration coloured in blue and manganese-purple, and gilded; pewter mounts and cover

Greyish-buff stoneware, thrown and turned, with applied handle, and applied and impressed motifs, painted in cobalt-blue and pale manganese-purple, salt-glazed and gilded; pewter mounts, thumbpiece and cover. The jug has a bulbous body standing on a slightly spreading foot with turned bands, a short cylindrical neck with turned rilling and a more pronounced cordon at the top. The strap handle, of shallow D profile with a central longitudinal depression, is attached to the neck level with the cordon, and below its lower end had an upward curl of clay. The sides are decorated with three circles, each enclosing two elliptical shapes formed by applied strips of flowerheads and beading in relief. In each ellipse there is a smaller ellipse with a rosette at the cardinal points. In the spaces above the circles there are three larger single rosettes, and in the spaces below, a single rosette, two groups of three rosettes, and another single rosette. The background is coloured blue, except for the ellipses which are pale manganese-purple with blue centres, and all the rosettes are gilded. The foot is encircled by a blue horizontal band, and the neck by two. There is a pewter mount round the top of the handle, hinged to the cone-shaped thumb piece, and domed cover decorated with circles of gadrooning and beading.


History note: Sidney Hand, Grafton St. Bond St., W1, from whom purchased for £2.15s.0d. on 13 April 1917 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

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Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 16.8 cm
Height: 21.4 cm
Width: 15.8 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


17th Century, Late-18th Century, Early#
Circa 1690 - 1720

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Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( cobalt-blue and manganese-purple) gold
Body composed of stoneware ( greyish-buff)
Surface composed of salt-glaze
Foot Diameter 9.3 cm

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2039-1928
Primary reference Number: 76584
Old object number: 3883
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 16 January 2023 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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