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Water jug: C.155-2015

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Glasshouse: Unidentified English glasshouse




Clear lead-glass jug engraved with barley ears, and fruiting vine in a cornucopia

Clear lead-glass blown with engraved decoration. The jug stands on a circular stepped foot rising into a short stem with an anulet. The urn-shaped body contracts into a short neck with a projecting lip and wavy rim. The applied strap handle has a cut depression for a humb rest on its top. On the front below the lip there is an engraved cornucopia containing seven stems of barley, flanked by sprays of fruiting vine.


History note: Sir Ivor and Lady Batchlor, St Andrew's Fife; Sir Ivor died on 24 April 2005; on loan since 2006 (Syndicate of 30 January)

Legal notes

Sir Ivor and Lady Batchelor Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 23 cm
Width: 18.7 cm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (2015-04-27) by Batchelor, Ivor, Sir and Lady


Late 18th century
George III
Production date: circa AD 1780 : probably later, c. 1820-40


The decoration suggests that the jug was intended to be used for wine or ale

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Foot Diameter 10 cm

Materials used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: C.155-2015
Primary reference Number: 206901
Old object number: 32
Entry form number: 648
Old loan number: AAL.155-2006
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 3 November 2015 Updated: Tuesday 12 June 2018 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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