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Ewer: C.2216-1928

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Current Location: In storage


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Maiolica ewer with a helmet-shaped body and scrolled handle, painted in blue with foliage around the foot and rim.

Earthenware, tin-glazed thinly on the exterior and interior. Painted in dark blue.
Moulded helmet-shaped body with a pointed lip, standing on a domed and moulded circular foot. The lower part of the body is decorated with four 'cabochons' and the upper two-thirds with arched panels separated by acanthus foliage. The handle is elaborately scrolled.
The rim is encircled by a horizontal line, below which is a narrow border of foliage with pendant stems. On the foot is a similar border within a narrow line.


History note: Countess Howard de Walden; Thomas Sutton, Eastbourne from whom purchased in February 1900 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher * for 30/-

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Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 20.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Faenza ⪼ Emilia-Romagna ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

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


Late 17th Century
Early 18th Century
Circa 1690 CE - 1720 CE


On accession Glaisher believed this jug to be from Savona.

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Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colour ( in dark blue) Foot Diameter 9.0 cm
Widest Part Width 22.5 cm

Materials used in production

Tin-glaze Earthenware

Techniques used in production


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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2216-1928
Primary reference Number: 73240
Old object number: 1111
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 11 August 2016 Last processed: Monday 25 July 2022

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

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