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Tyg: GL.C.22-1928

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Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)






Red earthenware with black glaze. Circular with sloping sides, a flat base, and three loop handles


History note: Found in Nottingham. Purchased from Mr C.H. Watson of Napton, near Rugby, Warwickshire, 15 October 1925, for £5 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

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Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 7.3 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928-12-07) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr


17th Century, Mid#
Circa 1640 CE - 1660 CE


A tyg is a drinking vessel with two or more handles, but the word’s usage was not contemporary. It appears to have been adopted by collectors in the nineteenth century.

Found in Nottingham. Known as Midlands Blackware.

Components of the work

Visible Surfaces composed of lead-glaze ( dark brown)

Materials used in production


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Identification numbers

Accession number: GL.C.22-1928
Primary reference Number: 77039
Old object number: 4691
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 9 February 2021 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

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

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