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Wine jug: C.2871-1928

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Factory: Unidentified Delft factory (Probably)




Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue with flowers and insects

Buff earthenware tin-glazed except for part of the base, and painted in blue. The jug has a bulbous body which expands into a low foot at the bottom and narrows at the top into a narrow neck with a projecting lip. The loop handle of D-section is attached about half-way down the neck and has an upward scroll at its lower end. A hinged pewter cover with shell-shaped thumbpiece is attached to the top of the handle. The sides are painted with Oriental lowers, lotus leaves and insects, and with two narrow horizontal bands round the foot and below the mouth. The back of the handle is decorated with horizontal V-shaped stripes.


History note: Rosenau, Kissingen, from whom purchased in 1899 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 16.8 cm
Height: 19 cm
Width: 11.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Delft ⪼ Holland ⪼ United Provinces of the Netherlands

Acquisition and important dates

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


17th Century, second half#
Circa 1670 CE - 1690 CE


This jug was acquired as Delft, but was attributed to Frankfurt am Main by Rackham in 1935. It seems likely that Glaisher's attribution to Delft was correct./

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colour ( blue from cobalt)
Cover composed of pewter
Foot Diameter 7.4 cm

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware
except outer edge of base Tin-glaze

Techniques used in production


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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2871-1928
Primary reference Number: 74155
Old object number: 1018
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 1 June 2016 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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