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Jug: MAR.C.55-1912

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Maker: Unidentified Westerwald pottery




Salt-glazed stoneware jug decorated in cobalt-blue, with blue strokes on the neck, stylized flowers and a striped medallion below the lip, and on either side, a stem and spots

Grey stoneware, thrown, with applied handle, incised decoration coloured in cobalt-blue, and salt-glaze. The jug has an ovoid body contracting into a short cylindrical neck with a slight lip. There is a horizontal cordon at the level of the upper junction of the handle, which has a longitudinal ridge, and a hole on top for the attachment of a mount. On the front is an incised stylized floral spray curving around a striped medallion with a petal edging (perhaps a flowerhead), on either side of which is a stem and two spots. The lower junction of the handle is surrounded by a blue line with curved strokes projecting on each side, and a curl at the bottom. The neck has two horizontal blue bands above and below the cordon, and below that, a row of ten incised ovals filled in with blue. A short distance above the edge of the base there is a blue horizontal band. The underside of the base is inscribed faintly in a black substance '1697/A.n. D'


History note: Unknown before C.B. Marlay

Legal notes

C. B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 40.6 cm
Width: 25 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

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


Late 17th-early 18th Century
Circa 1675 CE - Circa 1725 CE


Possibly made in the Hohr-Grenzhausen area of the Westerwald

Components of the work

Decoration composed of cobalt
Surface composed of salt-glaze

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Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 1697/A.o. D
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Painted in black
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.C.55-1912
Primary reference Number: 77381
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 26 July 2022 Last processed: Tuesday 25 October 2022

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

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