An amorial jug and massive platter
Lot 150
A creamware armorial jug and massive platter, circa 1770
£900 - 1,300
US$ 1,500 - 2,100

Lot Details
An amorial jug and massive platter
A creamware armorial jug and massive platter, circa 1770
Of 'Melbourne type', both richly decorated with the full arms of the Duke of Kingston-upon-Hull, including the motto 'PIE REPONE TE' (Place Yourself Piously), the jug of pear shape with a double entwined strap handle and gadrooned rims, the arms flanked by red monochrome flowers hightened in gold, 21.7cm high, the oval platter with a shaped rim painted with four sprays of red monochrome flowers, 51cm wide (some restoration) (2)

Footnotes

  • The arms belong to Evelyn Pierrepont, 2nd Duke of Kingston-upon-Hull (1711–1773). The jug was produced shortly after the Duke's marriage to the scandalous society figure Elizabeth Chudleigh (1720-88), who to the already married. Six years later she was be charged as a bigamist, for on 8th March 1769, their marriage day, Chudleigh was still married to Augustus Hervey (1724-79), later 3rd Earl of Bristol. Fleeing England before her trial could be finished, she eventually died in Paris in what was described as 'an excess of good living'.
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