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Jug

  • Place of origin:

    Stoke-on-Trent (made)

  • Date:

    1865 (dated)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Minton (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Lead-glazed earthenware painted in colours, Britannia metal and moulded

  • Credit Line:

    Given by C. Bower & Co.

  • Museum number:

    C.91-1969

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case G1, shelf 4

Physical description

Jug of lead-glazed earthenware painted in 'Majolica' colours. Decorated in high relief with four dancing rustics circling round the body, which is in the form of a stone tower. Above and below are wreaths of entwined ivy tendrils and the handle is also made of ivy tendrils. The lid and lip are bound in Britannia metal. The lid is moulded in the shape of a scalloped shell and is surmounted by a jester's head.

Place of Origin

Stoke-on-Trent (made)

Date

1865 (dated)

Artist/maker

Minton (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Lead-glazed earthenware painted in colours, Britannia metal and moulded

Marks and inscriptions

'Mintons. 1231. W.I.' and with an arrow pointing up
Impressed on the underside

Dimensions

Height: 32.7 cm, Diameter: 15.3 cm maximum

Descriptive line

Jug of lead-glazed earthenware painted in 'Majolica' colours, Minton & Co., Stoke-on-Trent, dated 1865.

Materials

Lead glaze; Earthenware; Britannia metal

Techniques

Painted; Moulded

Subjects depicted

Dancing; Shell; Jester; Ivy; Wreaths

Categories

Ceramics; Earthenware

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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