Antique Zachariah Boyle Relief Moulded Porcelain Milk Jug & Basin Pat 403 c 1835
A pretty example of an mid 19th century bone china milk jug or pitcher and a sugar or slop basin dating from around 1835. They were probably part of a tea service at some time.
The jug has an gourd like shape on a square footed or quadrate base, it is relief moulded with a ribbed and scrolled cartouche design. It has a split terminal or divided handle to the top. Both items are decorated with pink transfer printed floral bouquets that have been hand coloured in polychrome enamels. There are gilded scrolls around the rim and bases.
The slop basin is of a shape and design nearer to 1825, again low relief moulded and scrolling cartouches. It is marked in iron red underneath with a painters number 14 and pattern number 403.
They were probably made by Zachariah Boyle and sons, of the Big Works, Church Street Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire Potteries in England. Zachariah and sons operated from 1823-50.
See plate 1004 a Cabinet of British Creamers, Michael Berthoud.
The jug is 4 3/4 inches high and 5 1/2 inches wide and 4 inches diameter. The basin is 6 5/8 inches diameter by 4 inches high. Together they weigh 743 grammes unpacked.
They are in very good order - these are lovely antique pieces for any collector of Regency or early 19th century porcelain.