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Jug: EC.3-1940

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Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Workshop: Preuning, Paul




Baluster-shaped jug with short tubular neck and rope-twisted handle, of earthenware decorated in relief with the Sacrifice of Isaac flanked by foliated scrolls, and painted with coloured lead-glazes.

Earthenware jug, thrown, with applied handle, decorated in relief, and painted with dark blue, turquoise, green, yellow, and manganese lead-glazes, and with opaque-white glaze. Of baluster shape with a short tubular neck, and rope-twisted handle. Decorated on the front, in a semi-circular panel, with the Sacrifice of Isaac against a dark blue background. Both sides are decorated with two vertical foliated scrolls in white, yellow, and manganese against a green background. The shoulder is encircled by a broad yellow band with white edges. The neck is dark blue, the mouth yellow, and the handle, green.


History note: Sotheby's, 5 June 1940, lot 239; purchased with the Glaisher Fund

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Purchased with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 21.56 cm
Width: 14 cm

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Place(s) associated

  • Nuremburg ⪼ Germany

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1940-07-05) by Sotheby's


Mid 16th century
Production date: circa AD 1550

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Decoration composed of lead-glaze

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Identification numbers

Accession number: EC.3-1940
Primary reference Number: 76945
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 28 February 2017 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

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

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