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Garfield Commemorative Jug: C.25-1928

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Titles

Garfield Commemorative Jug

Maker(s)

Josiah Wedgwood & Sons (Factory)

Description

Cream earthenware, transfer-printed in maroon and painted in green, blue, pink, orange, red, and maroon enamels and gilt. On one side is an oval portrait of the United States President J.A. Garfield (1831-1881) with above on the neck, 'GARFIELD/BORN 1831 PRESIDENT 1881', surrounded by orange stars; on the other side, the arms of the United States of America, an eagle on a shield flanked by United States flags and above, on a scroll, 'E PLURIBUS UNUM'; on the front, the arms; on the neck, a laurel spray; and down the back of the handle, overlapping scales.

Notes

History note: Purchased at Mr Summers' shop in Ramsey (?Rumsey) by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher on 11 August, 1917 for 12s. 6d.

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 19.2 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Etruria ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr

Dating

Late 19th Century
Victoria I
Circa 1881 - 1882 1882

Note

This jug may have been made to commemorate the election of J.A. Garfield or his death. J.A. Garfield was born in 1831, elected in 1880, inaugurated on 4 March 1881, shot on 2 July 1881, and died on 19 September 1881.

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration: composed of enamels ( green, blue, pink, orange, red, and maroon) gilt Spout To Handle: Width 21.2 cm

Materials used in production

Lead-glaze Cream-coloured earthenware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Cream earthenware, transfer-printed onglaze in maroon and painted in green, blue, pink, orange, red, and maroon enamels and gilt.
Moulding Lead-glazing

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: J. WEDGWOOD & SONS/ETRURIA
  • Location: On the base
  • Method of creation: Printed in purplish brown
  • Mark
  • Text: F 1015
  • Location: On the base
  • Method of creation: Painted in red
  • Mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.25-1928
Primary reference Number: 11695
Glaisher number: GL. 4846
Old object number: C.80-1928
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 23 August 2017 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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