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Jug: EC.61-1943

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Tin glazed earthenware jug with a loop handle, to which is attached a hinged pewter lid. Painted in blue with Susannah and the Elders, and scrolls

Pale buff earthenware, tin-glazed and painted in blue. The jug stands on a disk base. It has an oval body, lightly lobed on the lower part, a cylindrical neck and a strap handle of D section. Attached to the handle is a hinged cover with a flat top and acorn-shaped thumbpiece. The front of the jug is decorated with a cartouche containing a scene of Susannah and the Elders. On either side there is a large anthemion-like motif and smaller feathery-scrolls extending under the handle which is decorated with a herring-bone pattern down its back. Above and below the main field, there are three narrow horizontal lines, a row of semi-circles within semi-circles and another three narrow horizontal bands.


History note: Mrs Sigismund Goetze

Legal notes

Given by Mrs Constance Goetze

Measurements and weight

Height: 24.7 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1943-11-06) by Goetze, Constance, Mrs

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colour ( blue from cobalt)
Lid composed of pewter

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing : Pale buff earthenware, tin-glazed, and painted in blue

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular white paper stick-on label with a blue printed border

  • Text: 109.
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black ink
  • Type: Label
  • Text: 20 and ?k or h
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in pencil
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: various letters and numbers unclear or smudged
  • Location: On edge of underside
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black ink
  • Type: Inscription

Identification numbers

Accession number: EC.61-1943
Primary reference Number: 76983
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 27 September 2016 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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