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Jug: C.2022-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Production: Unidentified Frechen pottery




Brown salt-glazed stoneware with bearded face on the front of the neck and below it, a rampant lion in an oval medallion

Grey-buff stoneware, thrown, with an applied handle and moulded relief decoration, coated with iron-brown wash, under mottled salt-glaze. The bottle has an elongated bulbous body contracting into a narrow cylindrical neck with cordons round the mouth, and a small loop handle with a spearhead -shaped extension on its lower end which rests on the shoulder. On the front of the neck there is a well-defined bearded face mask, and below it an oval medallion enclosing a rampant lion.


History note: An owner in Soham; Mr Morley, Cambridge from whom bought about 1904 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 12.7 cm
Height: 24.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Frechen ⪼ Rhineland ⪼ Germany

Acquisition and important dates

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


17th Century#
Circa 1600 - 1699


This bottle has the typical 'orange-peel' effect of salt-glaze over a brown wash. A bottle in the Victoria and Albert Museum has a comparable rampant lion medallion on its front (inv. 2034-1901)

Components of the work

Surface composed of iron-brown wash ( or 'dip') salt-glaze
Base Diameter 6.2 cm

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2022-1928
Primary reference Number: 73022
Old object number: 666
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 9 August 2022 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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