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Jug: C.26-2006

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Factory: Denby Pottery
Designer: Pemberton, Glyn




Oven-to-table stoneware, moulded, and decorated with 'old gold' and dark brown runny glazes. Romany pattern. The jug is cylindrical with slightly bulging sides, and projecting concave spout, and has a rounded strap handle with a depressions at its upper and lower ends where pressed to the body.


History note: Purchased by the donor in

Legal notes

Given by N.J. Zolman

Measurements and weight

Height: 10.9 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Denby ⪼ Derbyshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2006-07-17) by Zolman, N. J.


20th Century, Late#
Elizabeth II
Circa 1975 CE - 1985 CE


The shape was designed by Glyn Pemberton. The glaze effect on 'Romany' was 'invented' by accident when the wrong proportions of coloured glazes were applied to a trial piece by the glaze development workshop.

Components of the work

Base Diameter 7.4 cm
Rim Diameter 7.8 cm
Handle-spout Width 12.8 cm

Materials used in production

'old gold' and brown Glaze

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Stoneware, moulded, with 'old gold' and runny brown glazes
Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: surrounded by a rounded rectangular line which extends from the word DENBY to enclose the other words

  • Location: On the base
  • Method of creation: Printed in black very indistinctly
  • Type: Factory mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.26-2006
Primary reference Number: 131307
Entry form number: 820
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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