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Cambridge Ale Jug: C.32-2017

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Current Location: In storage


Cambridge Ale Jug


Factory: Josiah Wedgwood & Sons




Red stoneware with glazed interior, decorated on the front in red and yellow enamel with the arms of Peterhouse, Cambridge

Red stoneware, thrown, turned, and glazed inside; the exterior is decorated with a black transfer-print coloured in yellow and orange enamels. The jug is of squat pear-shape with a short cylindrical neck, and everted rim with a lip at the front. The strap handle has a longitudinal depression, and splays out at the bottom. There are two narrow turned bands level with the junction of the lower end of the handle and body, and a deeper, wider band below the neck. On the front below the lip there is the coat-of-arms of Peterhouse College, Cambridge, printed in black and enamelled in yellow and orange.


History note: Purchased in Cambridge by the donor

Legal notes

Given by Dr Julia E. Poole

Measurements and weight

Height: 18.3 cm
Width: 17.2 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Etruria ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2017-11-20) by Poole, Julia E.


19th Century, Late#
Victoria I
Circa 1891 CE - 1898 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

Interior composed of glaze

Materials used in production

high-fired red-brown Terracotta

Inscription or legends present

  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Impressed separately
  • Type: Factory mark

Inscription present: first three words and last three in a circle with SOLD BY horizontal in the middle

  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Printed in black
  • Type: Retailer's mark

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.32-2017
Primary reference Number: 222884
Entry Form number: 1344
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 28 November 2017 Updated: Friday 24 August 2018 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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