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Jug: C.10-1996

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Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Possibly Enoch Wood and Sons (Production)


Earthenware jug with applied white classical reliefs, copper lustre ground, and pink lustre border, inscribed 'T B/Jefus Lane/Cambridge/1820' in purple enamel in a reserve on the front.

Red earthenware, with applied white reliefs and white slip-coated interior, decorated with copper (gold) lustre, pink lustre, and purple enamel. The jug has curved sides, slight shoulders and a vertical neck with a fluted projecting lip on one side and a moulded handle on the other. Under the spout there is an oval panel with a raised edge and on each side, an applied classical relief. On each side of the neck there is a spray of stylised leaves and buds reserved by a resist process in a pink lustre ground, and the front panel is inscribed 'T B/Jefus Lane/Cambridge/1820' in purple enamel.


History note: Purchased

Measurements and weight

Height: 12.0 cm
Width: 13.8 cm

Relative size of this object

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Place(s) associated

  • Burslem ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1996-04-29) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum


Early 19th Century
Production date: dated AD 1820


Jesus Lane takes its name from Jesus College, Cambridge. On the jug the f in Jesus is a now obsolete way of writing s which appears like a script f.

Components of the work

Decoration composed of lustre ( pink lustre, copper lustre) enamel ( purple) Base Diameter 7.4 cm

Materials used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: T B/Jefus Lane/Cambridge/1820
  • Location: On front panel
  • Method of creation: In purple enamel
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.10-1996
Primary reference Number: 71175
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 31 March 2015 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

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

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