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Jug - Waterloo jug

Waterloo jug

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Staffordshire (probably, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1815 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Earthenware, moulded and painted in underglaze colours, lead-glazed

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by M. G. A. Graham

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 30, shelf 1

Physical description

Jug, earthenware with lead-glaze and decoration moulded in relief and coloured in green, orange, blue, brown and black. Decorated on both sides with the same scene showing a hussar wearing a cylindrical white hat with a plume, his horse leaping over a field gun, with the gun crew scattered in disarray. One gunner lies on his back with his feet in the air. There are brown bands at the top and bottom of the jug; below the top band there is a border of pendant stiff green leaves and round the foot a border of small uncoloured leaves.

Place of Origin

Staffordshire (probably, made)


ca. 1815 (made)

Materials and Techniques

Earthenware, moulded and painted in underglaze colours, lead-glazed


Height: 14 cm

Object history note

Bequeathed by M.G.A.Graham

Descriptive line

Jug, pratt ware, 'Waterloo', Probably Staffordshire, about 1815

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Lewis, John and Griselda, Pratt ware: English and Scottish relief decorated and underglaze coloured earthenware 1780-1840 (Antique Collectors' Club: 2006). p.165.


Earthenware; Lead-glaze



Subjects depicted

Cavalry; Soldier


Ceramics; Pratt ware

Production Type

Mass produced


Ceramics Collection

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