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Jug

  • Place of origin:

    Staffordshire (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1765 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Salt-glazed stoneware painted with enamels

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lady Charlotte Schreiber

  • Museum number:

    414:935-1885

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 138, The Harry and Carol Djanogly Gallery, case 7, shelf 4

Physical description

Jug of salt-glazed stoneware painted with enamels, and pear-shaped with a wide spreading mouth, and loop handle of flattened section, and painted under the lip with the inscription 'LIBERTY / AND PROPERTY / NO EXCISE' in black in a pink frame, between two sprays of roses and small dark blue flowers in pink, green and dark blue with black outlines.

Place of Origin

Staffordshire (made)

Date

ca. 1765 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Salt-glazed stoneware painted with enamels

Marks and inscriptions

'LIBERTY / AND PROPERTY / NO EXCISE'
Painted under the lip

Dimensions

Height: 17.1 cm, Diameter: 11.4 cm

Object history note

The motto 'LIBERTY / AND PROPERTY / NO EXCISE' first became popular in 1733 when Sir Robert Walpole's Excise Bill was abandoned, but continued to be a favourite one as late as 1763.

Descriptive line

Jug of salt-glazed stoneware painted with enamels, and pear-shaped with a wide spreading mouth, and loop handle of flattened section, maker unknown, made in Staffordshire, ca. 1765.

Materials

Salt-glazed stoneware; Salt glaze; Stoneware

Techniques

Painted

Subjects depicted

Flowers; Roses (flowers)

Categories

Ceramics; Stoneware

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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