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Jug: C.2014-1928

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Production: Unidentified Cologne pottery (Probably)
Production: Unidentified Frechen pottery (Possibly)




Grey stoneware with applied moulded relief decoration and salt-glaze producing a mottle varigated-brown surface. The bottle stands on a circular turned base. It has a bulbous body, a short incurved cylindrical neck with a cordon round its base and another higher up, where the top of the original strap handle was attached (now replaced by a restoration handle). There is a bearded facemask applied to the front of the neck and shoulder with two pointed leaves with serrated edges on either side of it. Lower down around the widest part of the body there are five circular medallions enclosing similar helmeted heads each surrounded by five pointed leaves with serrated edges


History note: Mr C.J. Fowler, 8 & 10 Castle Street, Scarborough, from whom bought for £2.10s. on 12 August 1922 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 15.7 cm
Height: 19.3 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Cologne ⪼ Rhineland ⪼ Germany

Acquisition and important dates

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


16th Century, second quarter#
Circa 1525 - 1550

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Components of the work

Foot Diameter 9.7 cm

Materials used in production


Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular white paper stick-on label with a black line edging the left, top and right sides.

  • Text: No3853/Small brown'/globular bellar/mine with 5 star-/shaped ornaments/enclosng a med/allion of a warrior's/head./b. at Scarborough/Aug 12 1922
  • Location: On the base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black ink
  • Type: Labels

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2014-1928
Primary reference Number: 73000
Old object number: 3853
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 12 July 2022 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

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

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