A Staffordshire saltglaze creaming with Jacobite enamelling
Lot 471
An Important Staffordshire Saltglaze Cream Jug of Jacobite interest, circa 1745,
Sold for £7,637 (US$ 11,951) inc. premium

Lot Details
An Important Staffordshire Saltglaze Cream Jug of Jacobite interest,
circa 1745,
of baluster shape with a lobed and barbed rim, set on three cabriole leg feet with shell masks at the knee, the looped strap handle with a pinched lower terminal, enamelled in bright colours below the lip with the standing figure of Prince Charles Edward, the Young Pretender, in Highland dress, his claymore and shield raised in a rallying gesture, flanked by a flowering bush of Jacobite roses, a Chinese-style chrysanthemum to his right, a large moth overhead, a diaper border and further small sprigs inside the rim, 9.2cm, (minor fine cracks and rim chip)

Footnotes

  • A few saltglaze pieces from this rare group supporting the Jacobite cause are recorded. For examples see Arnold Mountford, Staffordshire Salt-glazed Stonewares, fig. 177 for a teapot showing the kneeling Prince above the word 'King', and fig. 175 for a gilded mug in The Metropolitan Museum of Art and another inscribed 'God Bless Prince C. Stuart' in The Burnap Collection, Kansas City. A jug with a half-length portrait of the Prince is in the Schreiber Collection in the Victoria and Albert Museum, see Bernard Rackham, pl. 29, fig. 217. Also a mug with very similar decoration to this lot was sold by Sotheby's 15th September, 1992, lot 202. According to Geoffrey Seddon, The Jacobites and their Drinking Glasses, the moth or butterfly, a standard element in Jacobite iconography, is said to represent the 'return of the soul'. This refers to the belief that if a Scot dies away from his or her native land their soul returns home to Scotland.
Auction information

This sale is now finished. If you are interested in consigning in future sales, please contact the specialist department. If you have queries about lots purchased in this sale, please contact customer services.

Buyers' Obligations

ALL BIDDERS MUST AGREE THAT THEY HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD BONHAMS' CONDITIONS OF SALE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM, AND AGREE TO PAY THE BUYER'S PREMIUM AND ANY OTHER CHARGES MENTIONED IN THE NOTICE TO BIDDERS. THIS AFFECTS THE BIDDERS LEGAL RIGHTS.

If you have any complaints or questions about the Conditions of Sale, please contact your nearest customer services team.

Buyers' Premium and Charges

For all Sales categories excluding Wine, Coins & Medals and Motor Cars and Motorcycles:

Buyer's Premium Rates
25% on the first £50,000 of the Hammer Price
20% from £50,001 to £1,000,000 the Hammer Price
12% from £1,000,001 of the Hammer Price

VAT at the current rate of 20% will be added to the Buyer's Premium and charges excluding Artists Resale Right.

Payment Notices

Payment in advance: by cash, check with banker's card, credit card, bank draft or traveler's cheque.

Payment at collection: by credit or debit card.

Credit card charges: a surcharge of 2% is applicable when using Mastercard, Visa and overseas debit cards.

Shipping Notices

For information and estimates on domestic and international shipping as well as export licenses please contact Bonhams Shipping Department.

Similar Items