Jug with grotesque decorationOn display
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Jug with grotesque decoration
Date1625 - 1650
Material and technique
earthenware, tin-glazed (delftware), decorated in blue, yellow and orange brown
Dimensions28 cm (height)
No. of items
Purchased with the aid of the MLA/V&A Purchase Grant Fund, the Art Fund, the Friends of the Ashmolea, Martin Foley, Sir Harry Djanogly, the Oxford Ceramics Group, Bouch, Jones, and general museum funds and private donations, 2008.
Museum locationSecond floor | Gallery 40 | European Ceramics
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Glossary of terms
Ceramic material made of clay which is fired to a temperature of c.1000-1200⁰c. The resulting ceramic is non-vitreous and varies in colour from dark red to yellow.
Wilson, Timothy, Italian Maiolica and Europe: Medieval and Later Italian Pottery in the Ashmolean Museum, 1 (Oxford/Ashmolean Museum, 2017), pp. 490-492 no. 273