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Owl jug: C.496 & A-1928

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Unidentified Staffordshire factory (Factory)


Off-white stoneware, thrown in two parts, with applied decoration simulating feathers, brown slip eyes and claws, and salt-glazed. On the head and body there are the stumps of missing handles


History note: Unknown owner in Leamington; Mr George Stonor, London, from whom bought for £60 on 10 December 1915 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, Trinity College, Cambridge.

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 22 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


Mid 18th Century
George II
Circa 1740 CE - 1760 1760 CE


This owl is much cruder than the other white salt-glazed stoneware owl jug in the Glaisher Collection, C. 497-1928. A comparable example is in the British Museum, inv. no. 1972,0503.1.

Components of the work

Eyes And Claws: composed of brown slip Surface: composed of salt-glaze Body: Height 17 cm Width 11.5 cm
Head: Width 10 cm
Feet And Feathers:

Materials used in production

white Stoneware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : White stoneware, thrown, in two parts, with applied hand-modelled feet and feathers,

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.496 & A-1928
Primary reference Number: 75297
Old object number: 3738
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Sunday 24 October 2021 Last processed: Sunday 24 October 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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