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Jug: EC.1-1940

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Factory: Olérys and Laugier (Probably)




Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue, olive green, yellow and manganese purple, with pewter hinge and thumb-rest attached to the top of the handle and cover. On the front there is an oval medallion, depicting the race between Atalana and Hippomenes enclosed by scroll work, and on the rest of the body, detached sprays of flowers. There is a mask in low relief at the lip.


History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Given by Mrs Hutchinson, in memory of Professor A. Hutchinson

Measurements and weight

Height: 31.8 cm
Width: 15.2 cm

Relative size of this object

15.2 cm31.8 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Moustiers ⪼ Alpes-de-Haute-Provence ⪼ France

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1940-06-16) by Hutchinson, Mrs


Mid 18th Century
Circa 1740 CE - 1750 CE

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colour ( blue, olive-green, ochre-yellow, and manganese-purple)
Lid Attachment composed of pewter

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing : Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue, olive-green, ochre-yellow, and manganese-purple, with a pewter mount and thumbpiece attached to the top of the handle and cover

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: see old catalogue entry for drawing of the mark

  • Text: OL monogram
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Painted in brown

Identification numbers

Accession number: EC.1-1940
Primary reference Number: 76863
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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