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  • Place of origin:

    England (made)
    Hampshire (on the border of, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1500-1550 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Coloured lead-glazed earthenware

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs. E. Langdon

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 138, The Harry and Carol Djanogly Gallery, case A, shelf 4

London was supplied with cheap household crockery from potteries which sprung up wherever suitable clay was to be found. Soft red clay pots decorated with white slip came from Harlow, while hard white mugs, pipkins and chafing dishes, usually with a lead glaze stained green with copper, were made by potteries on the Surrey-Hampshire borders.

Physical description

Juf of lead-glazed earthenware. Off-white, fine body. Prominent girth grooves. Mottled green glaze on upper half. Elongated pear shape with small mouth and lip spout. Slightly grooved strap handle. Base slightly splayed and concave.

Place of Origin

England (made)
Hampshire (on the border of, made)


ca. 1500-1550 (made)


Unknown (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Coloured lead-glazed earthenware


Height: 8 in taken from Register, Diameter: 3 1/2 in taken from Register

Object history note

Given by Mrs. E. Langdon, Maida Vale, London.
Found in Grey's Inn Road (Mrs. Hunnard) in July 1916.

Historical context note

Mr. G. F. Lawrence (date?) suggested it was made in Farnham.

Descriptive line

Buff earthenware jug partly covered with a green glaze. English, Surrey/Hampshire borders, ca. 1500-1550

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Hildyard, Robin. European Ceramics. London : V&A Publications, 1999. 144 p., ill. ISBN 185177260X
Rackham, Bernard, Medieval English Pottery, 2nd ed., London: Faber & Faber, 1972

Labels and date

Made in the Surrey/Hampshire borders, England, about 1500-50
Lead-glazed earthenware

C.229-1939 Given by Mrs E. Langdon [23/05/2008]
Jug, Surrey/Hampshire borders, 1500-50 [2010 (TAB)]

Production Note

Made in the Surrey/Hampshire borders


Earthenware; Lead glaze




Ceramics; Earthenware


Ceramics Collection

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