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Puzzle jug: Gl.C.34-1928

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Probably Unidentified Harlow pottery (Production)


Puzzle jug. Red earthenware, thrown, pierced, and decorated with white slip-trailing under a yellow lead glaze. Ovoid body with a cylindrical neck pierced by slits and circular holes. The loop handle forms a tube connecting with three sucking-spouts (one missing) on the rim. Decorated on the front the initials 'SL' inscribed over the date '1632', flanked by star motives.


History note: Purchased by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher from Sidney Hand, 16a Grafton Street, Bond Street, London, December 18th, 1915

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Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 17.8 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Harlow ⪼ Essex ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


17th Century
Production date: AD 1632 : dated


Probably made in the Harlow area

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Body Decoration

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Inscription or legends present

  • Text: SL 1632
  • Method of creation: Slip-trailed
  • Type: Date

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Identification numbers

Accession number: Gl.C.34-1928
Primary reference Number: 77054
Glaisher MS Catalogue: 4806
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 6 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 28 November 2021

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

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