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Jug

  • Place of origin:

    Worcester (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1765 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Ross, James, born 1745 - died 1821 (engraver)
    Worcester porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain and silver, transfer-painted in black enamel and moulded in relief

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lady Charlotte Schreiber

  • Museum number:

    414:545-1885

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 5, shelf 6

Physical description

Jug of porcelain, transfer-painted in black enamel and moulded in relief, with an ovoid body, cylindrical neck with a crowned bearded mask in relief under the lip, which is in silver, and a rococo scrolled handle, and on the front of the body are the arms and emblems of the Freemasons, with figures of three masons, and scrolls with the motto 'AMOR HONOR ET JUSTITIA' and 'SIT LUX ET LUX FUIT', and the print is flanked by two groups of ruins, one is a pyramid with a terrestrial globe, and the other is a pyramid with a celestial globe fixed on its apex, and the neck is decorated on either side with a print of a bouquet of flowers tied to a ribbon.

Place of Origin

Worcester (made)

Date

ca. 1765 (made)

Artist/maker

Ross, James, born 1745 - died 1821 (engraver)
Worcester porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain and silver, transfer-painted in black enamel and moulded in relief

Marks and inscriptions

'AMOR HONOR ET JUSTITIA'
On the scroll

'SIT LUX ET LUX FUIT'
On the scroll

Dimensions

Height: 20.3 cm, Diameter: 13.9 cm

Object history note

The lip has been broken off and replaced in silver. The prints are from plates by James Ross.
Given to Lady Charlotte Schreiber by Merthyr Guest in June 1871

Descriptive line

Jug of porcelain, transfer-painted in black enamel and moulded in relief, with an ovoid body, cylindrical neck with a crowned bearded mask in relief under the lip, which is in silver, and a rococo scrolled handle, and engraved by James Ross, made by Worcester porcelain factory, Worcester, ca. 1765.

Materials

Porcelain; Silver

Techniques

Transfer-printed; Moulded

Subjects depicted

Globe; Masonic symbols; Pyramid; Ruins; Globe; Flowers

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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