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Wine bottle: C.1304-1928

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Maker(s)

Probably Unidentified Southwark Pottery (Pottery)
Possibly Brislington Pottery (Pottery)

Description

Buff earthenware, thrown, tin-glazed and painted in blue. The jug has a low foot, a bulbous body, short slender neck with a projecting band round the top, and loop handle which is rounded on the exterior. On the front is the inscription CLARIT/ 1647 with a star on each side.

Notes

History note: Sir John Evans (1823-1908); sold Christie's 14 February, 1911, Interesting Collection of Lambeth pottery,Rhodian, Hispano-Mauro and other Faience, Silver Plate and Objects of Art, lot 8; 24 guineas to the dealer, Mr Harding, who sold it for 27 guineas to Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge.

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 11.6 cm
Height: 4 5/8 cm

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England
  • Brislington ⪼ Somerset ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928-12-07) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr

Dating

Mid 17th century
Charles I
Production date: dated AD/CE 1647

Note

Glass bottles were scarce in the mid seventeenth century, so earthenware or Rhenish stoneware bottles were used for the short-term storage or serving of wine. Claret was a wine imported in casks from the Bordeaux area of France. It was then a paler red in colour than it is today.

Probably made in Southwark, or possibly in Brislington

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Components of the work

Decoration: composed of cobalt Body:

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware Tin-glaze

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: CLARIT/ 1647
  • Location: On front outside
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue
  • Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1304-1928
Primary reference Number: 71763
Old object number: 3333
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 16 February 2021 Last processed: Sunday 28 November 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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