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Cream jug

  • Place of origin:

    Hanley (made)

  • Date:

    early 19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    E. J. Birch & Co. (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Stoneware decorated with reliefs

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lady Charlotte Schreiber

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 138, The Harry and Carol Djanogly Gallery, case 12, shelf 4

Physical description

Cream jug of stoneware, barrel-shaped, and with a foliate loop handle and projecting spout. Round the middle is a band of reliefs representing Plenty pouring fruit from a cornucopia into the lap of Peace, between figures of a dancing boy and girl with tambourine and triangle, and Peace and Liberty at the altar of Friendship, between figures of Tragedy and Comedy. Above is a beaded band, and reeding is below.

Place of Origin

Hanley (made)


early 19th century (made)


E. J. Birch & Co. (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Stoneware decorated with reliefs

Marks and inscriptions



Height: 9.5 cm

Descriptive line

Cream jug of stoneware, barrel-shaped, and with a foliate loop handle, projecting spout and with reliefs, E. J. Birch & Co., Hanley, early 19th century.





Subjects depicted

Peace; Boy; Reeded; Musical; Fruit; Tragedy; Cornucopia; Friendship; Plenty; Girl; Comedy; Beaded


Ceramics; Stoneware


Ceramics Collection

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