Early Staffordshire bear jug and cover, ex Earle Collection (minor damage to one arm and chips to rim of cover)
Lot 50
A rare Staffordshire pearlware bear jug and cover circa 1790
£6,000 - 8,000
US$ 10,000 - 13,000
Lot Details
A rare Staffordshire pearlware bear jug and cover
circa 1790
Seated with its hind legs protruding forwards, its front paws firmly grasping a small spotted dog whose head forms the spout, the cover formed from the head of the bear who wears a muzzle and a yellow collar, its shaggy coat simulated with roughly incised lines washed in brown, its mouth and eyes delicately modelled, 21cm high (a few chips, short crack to cover, small part of one arm restuck) (2)

Footnotes

  • Provenance: The Earle Collection. Illustrated by Major Cyril Earle, The Earle Collection of Early Staffordshire Pottery (1915), no 27, p 31. A copy of this book is included with the lot
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