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  • Place of origin:

    Staffordshire (made)

  • Date:

    early 19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain with applied reliefs and glazed

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Miss S. Owen

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 13, shelf 4

Physical description

Jug of porcelain, with applied white ornament in low relief on a lavender-coloured ground. On the body are five figure-subjects, among which are two representing respectively Venus in a car drawn by a lion attended by two cupids, and the youthful Bacchus in a chariot drawn by a lioness on which a cupid is mounted. Of the remaining subjects two consist of a female figure weeping over an urn placed on a pedestal, and the third of a man and woman in 18th century costume. The short neck has a border of vine-leaves and grapes, and on the lower part of the body is a wide band of reeding. The jug has a loop handle.

Place of Origin

Staffordshire (made)


early 19th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Porcelain with applied reliefs and glazed


Height: 10.8 cm, Width: 13.0 cm

Descriptive line

Jug, porcelain with white applied reliefs on a lavender-coloured ground, Staffordshire, early 19th century




Relief; Glazed

Subjects depicted

Grapes; Cupids; Vine-leaves; Chariots


Ceramics; Porcelain


Ceramics Collection

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