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Milk jug: EC.15 & A-1942

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Maker(s)

Production: Zurich Porcelain Manufactory

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Description

Squat hard-paste porcelain milk jug and cover. Painted in enamels with flowers, the cover having a knob modelled in the shape of an apple and leaves. Rococo handle. A cartouche is moulded on the underside of the blue painted lip.

Notes

History note: The Rev. G.A. Schneider, Cambridge; sold Sotheby's, 4 June 1942, Catalogue of European Ceramics and Glass comprising the interesting and extensive collection of the Rev. G.A. Schneider, p. 7, part three of lot 79; purchased by the Fitzwilliam Museum with money given by Prof. Stanley Cook in memory of his wife

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Bought using funds given by Professor Stanley Cook, in memory of his wife

Measurements and weight

Height: 11.4 cm
Length: 10.8 cm

Relative size of this object

10.8 cm11.4 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Zürich ⪼ Switzerland

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1942-04-06) by Sotheby's

Dating

18th century
Circa 1775 - 1780

School or Style

Rococo

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels
Handle
Knob
Spout

Materials used in production

Glaze
Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Z with a bar through it
  • Method of creation: In blue
  • Type: Mark
  • Text: N
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: EC.15 & A-1942
Primary reference Number: 76886
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 20 October 2016 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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