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  • Place of origin:

    Staffordshire (made)
    Shelton (printed)

  • Date:

    ca. 1800 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Fletcher, Thomas (printer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Earthenware transfer-printed in black

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lady Charlotte Schreiber

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 143, The Timothy Sainsbury Gallery, case 30

Physical description

Jug of earthenware transfer-printed in black. Barrel-shaped with a spreading base and mouth, flat loop handle and projecting lip. On one side is a shield of arms charged with a sheaf of corn and various agricultural implements flanked by a milkmaid with a churn and a labourer with a scythe, with a plough for the crest and two scrolls, the one above inscribed 'IN GOD IS OUR TRUST'. On the other side is a rococo medallion enclosing a landscape with houses, a stream and bridge, and a church in the distance. In front a smaller oval medallion has a figure of Diana seated with her hound beneath a tree, with a cupid flying above her. Below the lip are painted the initials 'I.P.'. Black line round the rim and foot-rim.

Place of Origin

Staffordshire (made)
Shelton (printed)


ca. 1800 (made)


Fletcher, Thomas (printer)

Materials and Techniques

Earthenware transfer-printed in black

Marks and inscriptions

On the side in a scroll

'T. Fletcher, &c., Shelton'
Signature on the print

Painted in script capitals below the lip


Height: 22.2 cm, Diameter: 13.9 cm

Descriptive line

Jug of earthenware, transfer-printed in black by Thomas Fletcher at Shelton, made in Staffordshire, ca. 1800.




Transfer printed

Subjects depicted

Tree; Bridge; Houses; Crest; Medallion; Landscape; Church; Scythe; Stream; Labourer; Cupid; Plough; Agricultural; Hound; Churn; Milkmaid; Coat; Corn


Ceramics; Earthenware


Ceramics Collection

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