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Copper lustre milk jug: C.1177B-1928

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Copper lustre milk jug

Description

Red earthenware, thrown and moulded parts applied then dipped in copper (gold) lustre.

Milk jug coated all over with copper lustre. Urn shaped body with a pronounced shoulder and rising, wide lip, loop handle and flat cone-shaped foot. The underside is fully lustred with a central indentation and a narrow foot-rim.

Notes

History note: Bought with a matching tea-pot from Smith in Wardour Street around 1899, for about £3, by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, Trinity College, Cambridge.

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest, 1928

Measurements and weight

Height: 14.2 cm
Width: 12 cm

Relative size of this object

12 cm14.2 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Second quarter of 19th century
Circa 1830 CE - Circa 1840 1840 CE

Components of the work

Decoration: composed of lustre ( pink (gold)) Wjole: composed of red earthenware Parts:

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Thrown arthenware with moulded parts applied, dipped in lustre.
Lustring

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1177B-1928
Primary reference Number: 71461
Old object number: 1067
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Sunday 28 November 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "Milk jug" Web page available at: https://collection.beta.fitz.ms/id/object/71461 Accessed: 2022-01-19 14:39:51

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