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Jug: C.2015-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Production: Unidentified Frechen pottery (Probably)




Brown salt-glazed stoneware jug with a bulbous body and cylindrical neck

Grey stoneware, thrown with applied handle, coated with brown iron-wash, and salt-glazed. The jug has a bulbous body standing on a slightly spreading base, a cylindrical neck, and a small angular strap handle. There are turned bands round the base, the junction of the neck and body and below the rim at the top. The salt-glaze is coarse and mottled in varying shades of brown, one side being much darker than the other.


History note: Found in 1911 on Trinity College property in Gifford Place (behind the Blue Boar) on the site of the old Manor House; sold to Mr Morley, 20 Halifax Road, Cambridge; bought from him with another item for £1.10s. in March 1912 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

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Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 18.4 cm
Width: 12.4 cm

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Place(s) associated

  • Frechen ⪼ Rhineland ⪼ Germany

Acquisition and important dates

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


Second half of 16th century
Circa 1550 - 1600

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Components of the work

Surface composed of salt-glaze
Base Diameter 8.2 cm

Materials used in production

buff-grey Stoneware

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2015-1928
Primary reference Number: 76570
Old object number: 3559
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 31 January 2023 Last processed: Tuesday 14 February 2023

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

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