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Cat Jug: C.234-1928

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Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Cat Jug


Production: Unknown




Pale red earthenware, decorated with slip-trailing in white and dark red, and lead-glazed. Under the cat's chin is a trailed 'T'.


History note: William Turner, Purley Chase, Atherstone, Warwickshire; entire collection sold to Mr George Stoner; this cat bought from him for £45 on 14 March 1911 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 14.2 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


17th Century, Late-18th Century, Early#
Circa 1670 - 1710


It is possible that the 'T' stood for Thomas Toft, a potter whose name appears on Staffordshire slipware dishes, but it might equally stand for an owner named Thomas.

Components of the work

Surface composed of lead-glaze
Decoration composed of slip

Materials used in production

pale red Earthenware

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.234-1928
Primary reference Number: 73378
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Sunday 18 June 2023 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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