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Jug

  • Place of origin:

    Worcester (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1768 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Hancock, Robert (engraver)
    Worcester porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain transfer-printed and over-painted in lilac enamel, and moulded in relief

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lady Charlotte Schreiber

  • Museum number:

    414:541-1885

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 6, shelf 4

Physical description

Jug of porcelain, transfer-printed and over-painted in lilac enamel, moulded in relief, and with an ovoid body, cylindrical neck, a crowned bearded mask in relief under the lip, and a rococo scrolled handle, and on the body are three shaped panels outlined with crimson scrolls and reserved on a canary-yellow ground which is diversified with butterflies and other insects painted over it at intervals, and in one of the panels is a milkmaid carrying a pail on her head and another maid being helped by a man, the other panel has a boy conversing with a milkmaid who stands with a yoke on her shoulders beside a pail and near a dog and two cows, and the third panel shows a milking scene with a boy talking to a girl who is milking a cow, and the neck is painted with butterflies on a yellow ground, between a band of flowers and a border consisting of leaf-ornament in relief and roses.

Place of Origin

Worcester (made)

Date

ca. 1768 (made)

Artist/maker

Hancock, Robert (engraver)
Worcester porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain transfer-printed and over-painted in lilac enamel, and moulded in relief

Dimensions

Height: 28.9 cm, Diameter: 19.7 cm

Object history note

The print was engraved by Robert Hancock. The subject of the panel with the milkmaid carrying a yoke and talking to a youth is copied from an engraving by Frances Vivares published in 1760, and after a painting by Thomas Gainsborough entitled 'The Rural Lovers'. The subject of the panel with the youth talking to a maid who is milking a cow is after an engraving by Luke Sullivan, published in 1759, of 'A View of Woodburn in Surrey'.

Purchased by Lady Charlotte Schreiber from Button, London, for £20 in July 1884

Descriptive line

Jug of porcelain, transfer-printed and over-painted in lilac enamel, moulded in relief, and with an ovoid body, cylindrical neck, a crowned bearded mask in relief under the lip, and a rococo scrolled handle, and engraved by Robert Hancock, made by Worcester porcelain factory, Worcester, ca. 1768

Materials

Porcelain

Techniques

Transfer-printed; Painted; Moulded

Subjects depicted

Yoke; Butterfly; Insects; Milkmaid; Dog; Woman; Cows; Boys; Man

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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