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Jug: C.2028-1928

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Production: Unidentified Frechen pottery

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Description

Salt-glazed stoneware decorated with an applied bearded mask, and two impressed semi-circular motifs

Greyish-buff stoneware, thrown, with applied handle, and moulded and applied and impressed decoration, partially coated with a thin pale brown wash, and salt-glazed. The jug has an ovoid body contracting into a short neck with two cordons below the rim, and a small handle with a longitudinal ridge, and a thumb or finger impression below its lower end. A bearded mask is applied to the front of the neck, and lower down on the side are two impressed semi-circular motifs edged with dots, resembling horseshoes. The wash and glaze have dribbled down the lower part of the sides during firing.

Notes

History note: An unidentified owner at Wilton, near Lakenheath, West Suffolk; Mr. Morley, Cambridge, from whom purchased in April 1895 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter (max): 18 cm
Height: 27.7 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Frechen ⪼ Germany

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

17th Century#
1600 - 1699

Components of the work

Surface composed of salt-glaze
Base Diameter 10 cm
Decoration
Upper Surface

Materials used in production

Stoneware

Techniques used in production

Throwing (pottery technique) : Greyish-buff stoneware, thrown, with applied handle, moulded and applied bearded mask, thin pale brown wash, and salt-glaze

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2028-1928
Primary reference Number: 76581
Old object number: 660
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 18 October 2022 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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