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Jug: C.40-1920

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Current Location: Gallery 33


Potter: Unknown




Fritware coated in a white slip painted in blue and black under a colourless glaze

Fritware, mould made, coated in a white slip painted in blue and black under a colourless glaze
Shape: octagonal body with a sharply angled mouth and rolled rim, A strap handle is applied to the body; the base is flat.
Exterior: on the body vertical panels of inter-locking split leaves are reserved in blue and outlined in black. On the handle a chevron pattern is painted in blue and outlined in black. Glaze covers the lowest section of the body unevenly leaving patches uncovered.
Interior: glazed but otherwise undecorated

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Given by Sir Herbert Thompson

Measurements and weight

Height: 15.8 cm
Weight: 348 g
Width: 11.8 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1920) by Thompson, Henry Francis Herbert, Sir, Bart


Late 17th or early 18th century
Circa 1690 - Circa 1738

School or Style


Components of the work

Exterior composed of pigment ( blue, black)
Exterior Body composed of glaze ( colourless, except base) slip ( white, except base)
Interior composed of glaze ( colourless) slip ( white)
Rim Diameter 8.9 cm
Base Diameter 9.5 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Moulding : Fritware, mould made, coated in a white slip painted in blue and black under a colourless glaze

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.40-1920
Primary reference Number: 74927
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 4 December 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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