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Jug: C.2081-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Production: Unidentified Bunzlau pottery




Buff stoneware with overall lustrous brown glaze, and applied off-white clay reliefs of the Paschal Lamb or Agnus Dei, palm fronds, foliage, and floral sprays

Buff stoneware, thrown with applied handle, overall lustrous brown glaze (Lehmglasur), and moulded and applied off-white clay reliefs. The jug has a pear-shaped body contracting into a short funnel-shaped neck pinched at the front to form a lip, and a narrow loop handle. On the front are applied reliefs of the Paschal Lamb or Agnus Dei, with palm branches below, and on either side, a small foliage motif, and a larger stem bearing two leaves and a star-shaped flower.


History note: Said by the vendor to have been acquired at a Jagdschloss in the Egerland in Bohemia; bought on 28 August 1910 at a stall near the Egerlander Café at Marienbad, belonging to Reinhold Entzmann and Son, Seidenerstate/Seilerstäte 21 Vienna for 10 Kroner (8/6) by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity college, Cambidge.

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 14.6 cm
Width: 9.2 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Bunzlau ⪼ Lower Silesia ⪼ Prussia

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, second half#
Circa 1750 - 1799


Bunzlau in Silesia, became part of Prussia following the Peace of Breslau in 1742. It is now in Poland and known as Boleslawiec. Unlike much Germanic stoneware Bunzlau stoneware was not salt-glazed but had a lustrous brown glaze known as Lehmglasur

The relief of a lamb holding a flag was a religious symbol for the Paschal Lamb, which may represent either the sacrificial lamb of the Jewish Passover celebration, or Christ as the Lamb of God (in Latin the Agnus Dei) who was sacrified by Crucifixion.

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Components of the work

Exterior composed of glaze ( lustrous brown, Lehmglasur)
Base Diameter 5.7 cm

Materials used in production

buff Stoneware

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2081-1928
Primary reference Number: 76597
Old object number: 3246
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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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