Three Caughley sparrow beak jugs, circa 1772-80
Lot 150
Three early Caughley sparrow beak jugs, circa 1772-80
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Lot Details
Three early Caughley sparrow beak jugs, circa 1772-80
All of plain pear shape, one painted in blue with the 'Aster' pattern of three star-like flowerheads and chain borders around the rim, with a grooved loop handle and an unglazed base, 8.9cm high, traces of S mark, (small footrim chip possibly the result of original kiln adhesion), another transfer-printed in blue with the 'Mansfield' pattern with a scroll and diaper border to the rim, 10.8cm high, printed C mark, the other jug, of large size printed with the 'Fruit Sprays' pattern and without a border of any kind, 11.8cm high (3)

Footnotes

  • The Aster pattern jug is illustrated by Geoffrey Godden, English blue and white porcelain (2004) colour pl.118. The Aster pattern, dating from the experimental phase of production at Caughley, is discussed by John and Sally Wyatt, Caughley Society Newsletter 17, March 2004, pp.15-23. Caughley's version of Mansfield pattern differs from Worcester's in the use of a transfer print. The Fruit Sprays jug in this lot is of most unusual proportions.
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