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Worcester Jug

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Dates Circa 1754
10.00inch high (25.40 cm high)
Medium Porcelain
Origin England
Description An extremely rare baluster shaped early Worcester ‘Scratch Cross’ jug, painted with a continuous scene of two people and a dog by a ruin, to the left is a mule and a sheep, to the far right recumbent cows. The lip is in the shape of a cornucopia with moulded grapes and the handle is of leaf scroll form.

Circa 1754. Marked with incised cross on the base, opposite the handle.

Condition Some restoration
Literature Dreweatt Neate. Worcester Porcelain 1751-1900: A loan exhibition from Dyson Perrins Museum Worcester and Private Collections 1995
Rococo Art and Design in Hogarth England. Catalogue of the exhibition held at Victoria and Albert Museum. 1984. Mallet, John, VG., Rococo in English Ceramics. Pp.236-63. Pl033, for an interesting Dutch jug owned by Worcester City Council, decorated with large figures of Britannia and Justice.
Tapp, William H, Jeffereys Hamett O’Neale 1734-1801. Red Anchor Fable Painter, and some Contemporaries. London. 1938 and Adams, Elizabeth, Chelsea Porcelain, London. 1987, Chapter 8 for discussion on some of the fable painters in London and at Chelsea of this period.
Sandon, John. The Dictionary of Worcester Porcelain Vol. 1 1751-1851. Woodbridge 1996. P251.

Provenance Dr. Knowles Boney
Exhibitions Worcester Porcelain 1751-1900: A loan exhibition from Dyson Perrins Museum, Worcester and Private Collections. Dreweatt Neate , 1995 No 2.