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Cream jug: C.521-1928

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Unidentified Staffordshire factory (Factory)


White salt-glazed stoneware with three legs and applied moulded reliefs

Off-white salt-glazed stoneware with mould-applied reliefs and moulded feet. The pear-shaped jug has a sparrow's beak lip, three applied feet moulded to resemble lion's paws, and an applied ear-shaped strap handle with an upward 'kick' at the lower end. A turned horizontal line runs round the upper edge, and another round the base level with the top of the feet. The front is decorated with mould-applied sprigs: a central five-petalled flower-head with different arrangements of scrollwork and stylized plant motifs above, below, and on either side of it.


History note: Mr Jolley, Cambridge, from whom bought in 1902 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

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Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 11 cm
Width: 9 cm

Relative size of this object

9 cm11 cm What does this represent?

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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 - 1750 1750 CE


A very faint line from the edge of the stamp can be seen running round the edge of some of the reliefs indicating where ithe stampe was applied to the surface, and then was withdrawn leaving the relief on the vessel

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Components of the work

Surface: composed of salt-glaze Body: Decoration: Feet:

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.521-1928
Primary reference Number: 75405
Old object number: 1373
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 10 November 2021 Last processed: Saturday 15 January 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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