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Jug: C.2030-1928

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Production: Unidentified Frechen pottery




Brown salt-glazed stoneware decorated with an applied bearded face mask, an oval heraldic medallion, and two groups of four impressed horse-shoes or leaves

Greyish-buff stoneware, thrown, decorated with impressed and applied moulded relief decoration, partially coated in pale iron-brown wash and salt-glazed. The ovoid body contracts into a short neck with cordons round the top, and has a small strap handle with longitudinal grooves, and at its lower end, a tail running down the body with four finger depressions (2,1,1) in it. A bearded face mask in relief is applied to the front and lower down below it is an applied oval heraldic medallion. On either side of the shoulder below the mask there are four impressed horse-shoe or leaves. Another single horseshoe or leaf is impressed to the left of the handle on the neck


History note: No information on ownership before Dr J.W.L Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 26.7 cm
Height: 42 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Frechen ⪼ North Rhine-Westphalia ⪼ Germany

Acquisition and important dates

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


17th Century#
Circa 1600 - 1699


According to Rackham (1935), the heraldic medallion is similar to that on C.2024-1928.

Components of the work

Surface composed of salt-glaze

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Techniques used in production


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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2030-1928
Primary reference Number: 73025
Old object number: R.2908
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 4 October 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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