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On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery

Jug

1781 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Jug of soft-paste porcelain painted with underglaze blue and moulded. Baluster shape with a relief mask spout. Decorated round the top with sunflower-like devices alternating with triangles. Round the base with two daisies and leaves alternating with triangles. Plain central band. Neck is moulded with flowers and scrolls enclosing a reserve. In the front of the body is a spray of flowers and on either side is a crest of a buck enclosed within a cartouche inscribed underneath with 'T.C. 1781'. Scattered sprays of flowers on the body and foot with small sprays enclosed within the reserves on the neck. The neck is bordered with a lattice motif and the mask spout is picked out in underglaze blue.

Object details

Categories
Object type
Materials and techniques
Soft-paste porcelain painted with underglaze blue and moulded
Brief description
Jug of soft-paste porcelain painted with underglaze blue and moulded, Lowestoft porcelain factory, Lowestoft, dated 1781.
Physical description
Jug of soft-paste porcelain painted with underglaze blue and moulded. Baluster shape with a relief mask spout. Decorated round the top with sunflower-like devices alternating with triangles. Round the base with two daisies and leaves alternating with triangles. Plain central band. Neck is moulded with flowers and scrolls enclosing a reserve. In the front of the body is a spray of flowers and on either side is a crest of a buck enclosed within a cartouche inscribed underneath with 'T.C. 1781'. Scattered sprays of flowers on the body and foot with small sprays enclosed within the reserves on the neck. The neck is bordered with a lattice motif and the mask spout is picked out in underglaze blue.
Dimensions
  • Height: 22.7cm
Marks and inscriptions
'T.C. 1781' (Inscribed)
Credit line
Bequeathed by Mrs D. B. Simpson
Subjects depicted
Collection
Accession number
C.89-1977

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Record createdJune 24, 2009
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