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Jug: EC.32-1938

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Current Location: Gallery 32 (Rothschild)


Pottery: Unidentified Cologne pottery (Possibly)
Pottery: Unidentified Frechen pottery (Possibly)
Silversmith: CA




Salt-glazed stoneware with silver-gilt mounts, and cover with a finial in the shape of St George and the Dragon

Salt-glazed stoneware with a bulbous body, cyclindrical neck, spreading foot, and applied handle. The foot, neck, and top of the loop handle have silver-gilt mounts, and the thumbpiece and cover are also silver-gilt. The flat foot ring is cast and has a decorative border. Above this is a border of dentil moulding. Cut stylised leaves hold the pottery foot in place. The neck mount is chased with an ornate pattern of strapwork. The slightly domed cover is embossed and chased with three masks and fawns between bunches of fruit on a matted ground. The finial is a cast model of St. George and the Dragon, and stands on a gadrooned knop. The thumbpiece is a cast model of the bust of a man in courtly dress.


History note: Not known before Leonard Daneham Cunliffe, Esq.

Legal notes

L.D. Cunliffe Bequest, 1937

Measurements and weight

Width: 14 cm
Width: 5½ in

Place(s) associated

  • Cologne ⪼ Rhineland ⪼ Germany
  • Frechen ⪼ Rhineland ⪼ Germany
  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1938) by Cunliffe, Leonard Daneham


16th Century, Mid
Elizabeth I
1558 CE - 1559 CE


Rhenish brown salt-glazed stoneware is sometimes referred to as 'tiger ware'. The jug could have been made at either Cologne or Frechen

The London maker's mark 'CA' in monogram has not been identified.

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Surface Of Mounts composed of gilt
Mounts composed of silver
Body composed of stoneware
Base Diameter 10 cm Diameter 4 in
To Top Of Finial Height 23.5 cm Height 9¼ in

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: ... LOAN FROM / ... Gardner. / Nº 148-1871
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Paper and ink, printed and hand written
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: leopard's head crowned

  • Location: On the cover, the rim mount and the underside of the foot
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark
  • Text: lion passant
  • Location: On the cover, the rim mount and the underside of the foot
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark
  • Text: a
  • Location: On the cover, the rim mount and the underside of the foot
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark

Inscription present: 'CA' (or possibly OA) in monogram

  • Location: On the cover, the rim mount and the underside of the foot
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Maker's mark

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: EC.32-1938
Primary reference Number: 76947
Old object number: C.1A-1938
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 16 January 2023 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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