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Pelican Jug: C.11-1996

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Pelican Jug


Potter: Theakston, Anthony John




White semi-porcelain, moulded and glazed with orange-peel surface. In the form of a pelican with its head back and beak raised, standing on a horseshoe-shaped foot. Attached to the back is an angular handle with an elongated oval lower end with five horizontal ridges


History note: The Oxford Gallery, 23 High Street, Oxford, OC1 4AH

Legal notes

Purchased with the University Purchase Grant and a 50% grant from Eastern Arts Association in the Contemporary Craft Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 32.5 cm
Length: 27.7 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Wildsworth ⪼ Lincolnshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1996-04-29) by Oxford Gallery


20th Century, Late#
Elizabeth II
Production date: AD 1996

School or Style

Contemporary Craft
Studio Ceramics

Materials used in production

Porcelaneous ware

Techniques used in production

Moulding : White semi-porcelain, moulded and glazed
Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Anthony/Theakston
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Signature

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.11-1996
Primary reference Number: 81971
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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