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Jug

  • Place of origin:

    Staffordshire (possibly, made)
    Yorkshire (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1790 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Earthenware transfer-printed in pink over the glaze

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lady Charlotte Schreiber

  • Museum number:

    414:1234-1885

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 138, The Harry and Carol Djanogly Gallery, case J, shelf 3

Physical description

Jug of earthenware transfer-printed in pink over the glaze. Pear-shaped with a moulded foot, projecting lip and loop handle. Printed on one side with the Freemason's Arms within a rococo frame inscribed with the mottoes 'AMOR HONOR ET JUSTITIA' and 'SIT LUX ET LUX FUIT'. Behind and below the arms is a square plinth with builder's tools, and to the left is a group of three Freemasons in conversation and wearing aprons. On the other side is a garden scene with a woman striking down a dove, and Cupid with a broken bow and arrows weeping. In the background is a small temple with a statue. Under the rim is painted a band of blue chevron-pattern.

Place of Origin

Staffordshire (possibly, made)
Yorkshire (possibly, made)

Date

ca. 1790 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Earthenware transfer-printed in pink over the glaze

Marks and inscriptions

'AMOR HONOR ET JUSTITIA' and 'SIT LUX ET LUX FUIT'
Printed

Dimensions

Height: 18.4 cm, Diameter: 12.7 cm

Descriptive line

Jug of earthenware transfer-printed in pink over the glaze, Yorkshire or Staffordshire, ca. 1790.

Materials

Earthenware

Techniques

Transfer printed

Subjects depicted

Woman; Garden; Men; Masonic; Chevron

Categories

Ceramics; Earthenware

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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