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  • Place of origin:

    Hanau (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1730 to 1740 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Tin-glazed earthenware with painted decoration and pewter mount.

  • Credit Line:


  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 50, shelf 4

Physical description

Pear-shaped with wide neck; painted with a long-tailed bird, sprays of stylised flowers and leaves and dots; the handle painted with horizontal dashes in purple. Flat pewter cover and bordered in yellow and blue with stylised flowers and scrollwork; above is a blue bow; line borders in blue and yellow ath the top and bottom.

Place of Origin

Hanau (possibly, made)


ca. 1730 to 1740 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Tin-glazed earthenware with painted decoration and pewter mount.


Height: 10 1/4 in taken from Register, Diameter: 6 1/4 in taken from Register

Object history note

Originally attributed to Germany only and dated late 17th century. Subsequently reattributed as possibly Bayreuth, first half of 18th century.

Descriptive line

Jug of buff earthenware covered with a tin glaze, painted in blue and manganese and mounted with a pewter lid. German, possibly Hanau, about 1730 to 1740.

Labels and date

Tankard with pewter lid
Possibly made in Hanau, Germany first half 18th century
Tin-glazed earthenware

C.859-1922 [16/07/2008]



Subjects depicted

Birds; Flowers


Ceramics; Faience; Earthenware


Ceramics Collection

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