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Title

Jug

circa 1760-1765

Artist

Worcester

England

1751 - 2009

  • Details

    Date
    circa 1760-1765
    Media category
    Ceramic
    Materials used
    soft-paste porcelain
    Dimensions
    28.8 x 24.2 x 20.1 cm
    Credit
    On loan from Kenneth Reed
    Location
    18th c European porcelain
    Accession number
    L2012.145
    Copyright

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    Artist information
    Worcester

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    Worcester’s famous cabbage-leaf moulded jugs were known in factory records as ‘Dutch jugs’. They were made with and without spouts moulded in the form of a human face. This large example with a yellow ground has rural scenes printed in lilac and painted in colours. The scenes (‘Milking scene’, ‘The milkmaids’ and ‘The rural lovers’) are all based on engravings by Robert Hancock. The last was copied by Hancock from a print published by Francis Vivares in 1760 after a painting by Thomas Gainsborough.

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