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  • Place of origin:

    England (made)
    Rye (made)

  • Date:

    1300-1399 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Red earthenware and a yellow glaze tinged with green

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lady Lister

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 138, The Harry and Carol Djanogly Gallery, case A, shelf 5

Physical description

Aquamanile of red earthenware in the form of a stag covered with a yellow glaze tinged with green. It has a tubular body and the antlers lie back to form the handle. The hind legs are missing.

Place of Origin

England (made)
Rye (made)


1300-1399 (made)


Unknown (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Red earthenware and a yellow glaze tinged with green


Height: 9.5 in, Length: 14 in

Object history note

Lent by W.C. Alexander to the Burlington Fine Arts Exhibition in 1914.
Given by Mrs. W.T. Lister of Heathfield Park, Heathfield, Sussex, on 26 March 1919. 1350/1919
Temporary entry pending creation of acquisition record.
Found near Maresfield, East Sussex according to Mr. Alexander.
Number 23 in the Sutton Collection.
Given by Lady Lister.
Information as to the origin of the objects that form this gift has been extracted from a manuscript book prepared by the late Mrs. W.C. Alexander and lent to Mr. Rackham by the donor in 1919. All the objects in the gift were inherited by the donor from her father.
Extract from letter of 31 August 1911 from Mr. Thomas Sutton of 55 South Street, Eastbourne, to Mr. W.C. Alexander...

Descriptive line

Red earthenware covered with yellowish lead glaze and green glaze. English (Rye), 14th century.

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

Rackham, Bernard & Read, Herbert, English Pottery, (London: Benn, 1924), p.12.
Hobson, R. L., Catalogue of a collection of early English earthenware and other works of art, London, Burlington Fine Arts Club, 1913.

Labels and date

Ewer (aquamanile)
Made in Rye, Sussex, England, 14th century
Red earthenware with lead glaze

C.343-1919 Given by Lady Lister

Found near Maresfield, Sussex. [23/05/2008]
Ewer (aquamanile) in form of stag, Sussex (Rye), 1300-1400 [2010 (TAB)]


Earthenware; Lead glaze



Subjects depicted



Ceramics; Earthenware


Ceramics Collection

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