A late 18th to early 19th century antique low Chelsea ewer shaped white porcelain (bone china) cream jug by John Rose of Coalport circa 1800, King George III was on the throne when this was made during the Georgian period. It has a nicely moulded spiral shanked body with acanthus leaves around the base and is decorated with hand-painted flowers and a dot and trefoil inner border around the top edge.
The shape of this jug is similar to those made by Thomas Turner at Caughley to whom the seemingly ungrateful John Rose had been apprenticed. This beautiful antique porcelain jug is in very good antique condition. There is a short firing tear to first lobe on the right of the handle and another to the inside in line with the handle, dating from manufacture. No chips, cracks nor restoration.
This is a great antique item to add to any collection of small antique jugs, low Chelsea ewers, creamers, pitchers, English porcelain or John Rose Coalport items.
Plate 99 and 100 on page 17 of A Cabinet of British Creamers by Michael Berthoud.
Height 2 9/16 inches ( 6.5 cm)
Length 4 3/8 inches ( 11.1 cm)
Width 2 3/4 inches ( 7 cm)
Weight 95 grammes unpacked
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