Large 5 pint Porcelain Jug John Rose Coalport Billingsley Flowers 1825 10 inch
A beautifully painted early 19th century antique large five pint cider or ale jug in porcelain (bone china) probably by John Rose of Coalport circa 1825. King George IV was on the throne when this was made during the Regency or late Georgian period.
It has a beautifully moulded ribbed baluster shaped body with a crabstock style handle and ornate leaf shaped terminals. The long spout is similarly decorated on the outside with gilded ornate relief leaf decoration. The rim is gilded with a band on both the inside and outside, the short foot rim also has a gilded band and the handle and terminals have gilded highlighting.
The two sides are fabulously decorated with very finely and naturalistically painted flowers including roses, tulips, morning glory, lilies and chrysanthemum. The extremely high quality of the painting leads us to attribute this work to William Billingsley. He originally worked at Derby, then Pinxton, Mansfield, Torksey, Worcester and Nantgarw and finally worked for Coalport from 1820 until his death in 1828.
This beautiful antique porcelain jug is in very good antique condition. There is some minor wear to the enamel and gilding. No chips, cracks nor restoration.
This is a fantastic antique item to add to any collection of items painted by William Billingsley, large antique jugs, ale jugs, pitchers, English porcelain or John Rose Coalport items.
For a stylistically similar decorated jugs but of different shape see Plates 588 and 592, on pages 98 and 99 of A Cabinet of British Creamers by Michael Berthoud.
Height 10 inches ( 25.4 cm)
Length 10 3/8 inches ( 26.3 cm)
Diameter 7 1/2 inches ( 19 cm)
Weight 1537 grammes unpacked
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