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Jug: MAR.C.53-1912

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Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Production: Unidentified Cologne pottery
Production: Unidentified Frechen pottery




Stoneware with thumbed base , turned neck, and applied relief decoration, partial light brown wash, and salt-glaze; silver-gilt mounts and cover with engraved and embossed and chased decoration.

Stoneware, thrown, with thumbed base, turned neck, applied moulded relief decoration, light brown wash on the lower part and handle, and salt-glaze; silver-gilt mount and cover with engraved and embossed and chased decoration. The jug has an ovoid body with a spreading base, which is concave underneath and thumbed round the edge. It has a slender, turned neck and a small strap handle. Around the shoulder is a row of eighteen petalled flowerheads in relief. Attached to the handle is a silver-gilt mount for the hinged thumbpiece and domed cover. The mount on the handle is engraved with a winged cherub's head and scrolls. The thumbpiece has a cast finial in the shape of two entwined twigs with an acorn on each. The cover is embossed and chased with three arrangements of fruit and foliage, and has a cast vase-shaped finial surmounted by a stepped pinnacle.

Legal notes

C. B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 30 cm
Width: 14.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Cologne ⪼ Rhineland ⪼ Germany

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1912) by Marlay, Charles Brinsley


16th Century, second half#
1550 CE - 1559 CE


Made in Cologne or Frechen

Components of the work

Jug composed of stoneware ( buff)
Mount And Cover composed of silver-gilt
Surface composed of salt-glaze
Base Duaneter 10 cm
Lower Part, Handle

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: circular white paper stick on label; the j is a script capital joined to a lower case e

  • Text: 7886 (underlined) T:je/-
  • Location: On edge of underside of base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black ink
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.C.53-1912
Primary reference Number: 77379
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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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