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Jug: C.2063-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Production: Unidentified Westerwald pottery




Buff stoneware decorated with alternating bands of impressed vertical lines and moulded and applied stylized leaves, coated with a cream wash and salt-glazed

Buff stoneware, with impressed (Knibisdekor) decoration and applied moulded reliefs, coated with a cream wash, and salt-glazed. An accidental splodge of cobalt blue is below the rim near the handle on one side. The jug stands on a circular disk base. It has bulbous sides, contracting into a cylindrical neck, the top of which is pinched at the front to form a lip. The strap handle tapers towards its lower junction with the body, and has a hole on the top to take a mount for a cover. The sides are decorated with three horizontal bands of applied moulded reliefs of stylized leaves, alternating with two bands of impressed lines with a straight upper and lower edge, and two with wavy upper and lower edges.


History note: Ludwig Heinemann, Taunusstrasse 40, Wiesbaden, from whom bought for 25 marks on 10 October, 1908 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 1.7 cm
Width: 14.7 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, first half#
Circa 1700 - 1750


Decoration of lines executed with thin pointed slats of wood are described in German as Knibisdekor, and when in horizontal bands, as Knibisbänder. It is found on jugs, teapots, tureens, tankards, and other ware in the late 17th and 18th centuries.

When purchased by Dr Glaisher, this jug was attributed to Siegburg, but was reattributed to the Westerwald area by Barnard Rackham.

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Components of the work

Surface composed of salt-glaze
Base Diameter 7.6 cm
Relief Decoration

Materials used in production

buff Stoneware
cream Wash

Techniques used in production


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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2063-1928
Primary reference Number: 76593
Old object number: 2864
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 30 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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