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Pottery jug, fritware body painted with flowers in green, blue, red and purple-black. Silver-gilt mounts and hinged cover, the thumbpiece formed as a siren; the finial in the form of a simple covered cup.
Date1607 - 1608 silver mounts; 1607 pottery
Material and technique
Dimensions25.5 cm (height)
No. of items
Bequeathed by Michael Wellby, 2012.
Museum locationSecond floor | Gallery 53 | European Goldsmiths' Work
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Glossary of terms
Ceramic material composed of ground quartz and small quantities of clay and finely ground frit (frit is obtained by pouring molten glass into water).
Wilson, Timothy, Winterbottom, Matthew, Treasures of the Goldsmith's Art: The Michael Wellby Bequest to the Ashmolean Museum (Ashmolean Museum University of Oxford, 2015)