A rare Champion's Bristol cream jug Circa 1772-75.
Lot 193
A rare Champion's Bristol cream jug Circa 1772-75.
Sold for £2,160 (US$ 3,486) inc. premium

Lot Details
A rare Champion's Bristol cream jug Circa 1772-75.
A rare Champion's Bristol cream jug
Circa 1772-75.
Of baluster silver shape with a pronounced lip and branch handle, over-glaze printed in heavy black with 'La Terre' of a lady standing in a garden beside potted plants, a man kneeling at her side, beside a tulip and blossom spray, the reverse with oriental plants issuing from rockwork, upon three claw and ball feet, 13cm high (handle restuck with tiny associated chips)

Footnotes

  • A very similar cream jug was in the Joseph M. Handley Collection (1991), p 234, fig 8.32. A related teapot and cover printed with 'La Terre' was in the Norman Stretton Collection, sold in these rooms, Phillips, 21 February 2001, lot 146. La Terre is emblematic of Earth from a set of the Elements painted by Boucher and engraved by P Aveline. The print can also be found on earlier Bow and Worcester porcelain. For the print on Worcester see lot 151 in this sale. The Stretton Collection, lot 170, also included a Cockpit Hill creamware vase, circa 1770, printed with the companion print 'Fire' together with the same subsidiary print to the reverse, found on this Bristol jug. The heavy black printing has similarities to Worcester's 'Swan Boat Tureen' pattern, see a teabowl in The Hodgson Collection, sold in these rooms 10 September 2008, lot 54, associated with the work of the Holdship brothers. Richard Holdship went from Worcester to William Duesbury at Derby and is believed to have introduced printing at Derby, as examples of Derby printed wares with an anchor mark are known. It is possible that the print on this jug is the work of Richard Holdship after he left Derby. The rare shape with three unusual feet can be compared with a silver cream jug made by Ralph Goode, Bristol, circa 1735, sold at Bonhams Knightsbridge, 8 November 2005 lot 97
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