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Jug: C.56-1930

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)

Maker(s)

Pottery: Unknown

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Description

Orange-brown calcareous earthenware with dark grey core, three groups of horizontal turned bands, thumbed, slightly sagging base, and thin remnants of olive-green lead-glaze on the upper part. The handle has thumb prints on either side of the top and on its lower end.

Notes

History note: Found in a well in Scotts Yard, Whittlesford, Cambridgeshire

Legal notes

Given by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Measurements and weight

Height: 31 cm
Width: 27 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Ely ⪼ Cambridgeshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1930) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Dating

13th Century, second half
14th Century
Circa 1250 CE - 1500 CE

Note

Found in a well at Scotts Yard, Whittlesford

The jug was probably hand-formed and finished on a wheel.

School or Style

Medieval

Components of the work

Upper Part composed of lead-glaze ( olive-green)
Base Diameter 16 cm
Part

Materials used in production

Earthenware

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.56-1930
Primary reference Number: 77084
Old object number: M.15 or M.16-1930
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 9 February 2021 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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