An important Worcester 'Dutch Jug' by I Rogers, circa 1757-58
Lot 81
An important Worcester 'Dutch Jug' by I Rogers, circa 1757-58
Sold for £7,500 (US$ 12,174) inc. premium

Lot Details
An important Worcester 'Dutch Jug' by I Rogers, circa 1757-58 An important Worcester 'Dutch Jug' by I Rogers, circa 1757-58 An important Worcester 'Dutch Jug' by I Rogers, circa 1757-58
An important Worcester 'Dutch Jug' by I Rogers, circa 1757-58
Of cabbage-leaf moulded form with a cylindrical neck and plain loop handle with a leaf forming a thumbrest, painted in colours with two 'billing doves' on a low wall watched by other birds on a dilapidated fence and on the leafy branch of a simple tree, a house in the distance of the landscape vignette, a number of other birds in flight all around the jug, the moulded border of leaves picked out in green and pale blue between purple rococo scrollwork, 19.5cm high

Footnotes

  • Provenance: The R. David Butti Collection. Sold in these rooms, Phillips 13 October 1982, lot 181

    Subsequently exhibited by Albert Amor, Spring 1986, fig. 8605
    The jug entered a private collection and was sold in these rooms again 13 December 2000, lot 183. Illustrated by John Sandon, Dictionary of Worcester Porcelain (1993), p. 290 and also by John Sandon, English Porcelain (1989), p. 32. The attribution to I Rogers is based in a signed mug, now in the British Museum, inscribed under the base 'I.Rogers Pinxit 1757'. This was discussed in an important paper by Hugh Tait in the Connoisseur, April 1963, where it was strongly argued that these pieces were by a James Rogers who was listed as an 'Engraver and Enameller' at Dobson's China Shop in London in 1765. Sadly no evidence has yet been discovered to provide any link between this James Rogers and the I Rogers who signed the mug and painted a number of other important pieces of Worcester porcelain around 1757-8, including the celebrated Corporation of the City of Worcester jugs. Another Dutch jug attributed to I Rogers was sold in these rooms, Bonhams 2 June 2004, lot 261 and this was exhibited by Brian Haughton Antiques, Splendour of a Golden Age, 2004, fig. 26. Another jug, clearly by the same hand, is in the H Rissik Marshall collection, illustrated along with a side view of the signed I.Rogers mug by Dinah Reynolds (1989), pp. 26-27. Also by the same hand is a jug in the Museum of Worcester Porcelain, illustrated by Henry Sandon, Worcester Porcelain (1969), pl. 26. A leaf dish painted with similar birds was shown in Simon Spero's exhibition 1990, fig. 24.
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