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Rhenish stoneware flagon with English silver-gilt mounts

Image attached to EC.32-1941

An image of Jug/Flagon. Unknown, potter, Rhineland, Frechen. Unknown, silversmith, London. The foot, neck, and top of the loop handle have silver-gilt mounts, and the thumbpiece and cover are also silver-gilt. The flat foot ring is cast and decorated with an egg and dart border. Above this is a border of dentil moulding. Cut stylised leaves hold the pottery foot in place. The neck mount is engraved with strapwork and scrolling foliage. The slightly domed cover is embossed and chased with three masks within scrolled cartouches; between are bunches of fruit on a matted ground. The urn-shaped finial stands on a gadrooned knop. The thumbpiece is a cast mask, possibly Neptune. Salt-glazed stoneware, thrown, and salt-glazed with cast, embossed, chased, and engraved silver-gilt mounts, height, to top of finial, 22.8 cm, diameter, base, 10.2 cm, width, overall, 14.4 cm, 1576-1577. Renaissance. Elizabeth I. Production Notes: Rhenish brown salt-glazed stoneware is sometimes referred to as 'tiger ware'. The body of this jug was probably made at Frechen near Cologne in the Rhineland. The silversmith's mark of an incuse leaf, has not been identified.

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Jug/Flagon. Unknown, potter, Rhineland, Frechen. Unknown, silversmith, London. The foot, neck, and top of the loop handle have silver-gilt mounts, and the thumbpiece and cover are also silver-gilt. The flat foot ring is cast and decorated with an egg and dart border. Above this is a border of dentil moulding. Cut stylised leaves hold the pottery foot in place. The neck mount is engraved with strapwork and scrolling foliage. The slightly domed cover is embossed and chased with three masks within scrolled cartouches; between are bunches of fruit on a matted ground. The urn-shaped finial stands on a gadrooned knop. The thumbpiece is a cast mask, possibly Neptune. Salt-glazed stoneware, thrown, and salt-glazed with cast, embossed, chased, and engraved silver-gilt mounts, height, to top of finial, 22.8 cm, diameter, base, 10.2 cm, width, overall, 14.4 cm, 1576-1577. Renaissance. Elizabeth I. Production Notes: Rhenish brown salt-glazed stoneware is sometimes referred to as 'tiger ware'. The body of this jug was probably made at Frechen near Cologne in the Rhineland. The silversmith's mark of an incuse leaf, has not been identified.

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  • Accession Number: EC.32-1941
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/29.0
  • Focal length: 100
  • Camera: Canon EOS 5D
  • Photographer name: Michael Jones
  • Image height: 1024 pixels
  • Image width: 660 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.6 (Macintosh)
  • Filesize: 196.44kB
  • Exposure time: 1/125
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 29/1
  • Captured: 2007:10:03 00:00:00

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Department Fitz_AA Material Object Type Silver jug

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