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Jug

  • Place of origin:

    Staffordshire (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1812 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Lead-glazed earthenware transfer-printed with black enamel and over-painted with enamels

  • Credit Line:

    Transferred from the Museum of Practical Geology, Jermyn Street

  • Museum number:

    3645-1901

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 138, The Harry and Carol Djanogly Gallery, case 11, shelf 2

Physical description

Jug of lead-glazed earthenware transfer-printed with black enamel and over-painted with enamels. Bulbous body with a cylindrical neck, projecting lip and loop handle. On the front is a scene described underneath 'Conflagration of Moscow, seen from the Kremlin on the 14th September 1812'. On one side is represented a Russian attacking a French soldier with an axe, and on the other side a Russian peasant carrying diminutive French soldiers hanging from his musket and spitted on his bayonet, and a little boy astride of a French eagle standard. The neck is inscribed 'Europe preserved September 14th, 1812' and 'Hourrah Your Serene Highness ! !'. The same inscription is repeated above the view of Moscow. The figure subjects are inscribed 'Specimen of Russian Chopping Blocks', 'So you'r the last ! says this brave honest man, Now Nap return to Russia if you can', and 'A Russian boor returning from his field sports'. Also inscriptions in Russian.

Place of Origin

Staffordshire (made)

Date

ca. 1812 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Lead-glazed earthenware transfer-printed with black enamel and over-painted with enamels

Marks and inscriptions

'Conflagration of Moscow, seen from the Kremlin on the 14th September 1812'
Inscribed on the front

'Europe preserved September 14th, 1812'
Inscribed on the neck, and repeated above the view of Moscow

'Hourrah Your Serene Highness ! !'
Inscribed on the neck, and repeated above the view of Moscow

'Specimen of Russian Chopping Blocks'
Inscribed on the figure subject

'So you'r the last ! says this brave honest man, Now Nap return to Russia if you can'
Inscribed on the figure subject

'A Russian boor returning from his field sports'
Inscribed on the figure subject

Insriptions in Russian.

Dimensions

Height: 27.3 cm, Diameter: 25.7 cm

Descriptive line

Jug of lead-glazed earthenware transfer-printed with black enamel and over-painted with enamels, made in Staffordshire, ca. 1812.

Labels and date

Jug depicting the burning of Moscow by the French in 1812
Made in Staffordshire, about 1812
Lead-glazed earthenware

3645-1901 Jermyn Street Collection [23/05/2008]

Materials

Lead glaze; Earthenware; Enamel

Techniques

Transfer-printed; Painted

Subjects depicted

Musket; Soldiers; Bayonet; Peasants; Boy; Standard

Categories

Ceramics; Earthenware

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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