Rockingham Porcelain Quart Jug Caroline Sanderson Sheffield 1847 Antique
A very decorative antique porcelain quart sized floral painted jug with a scrolling gilt inscription; Caroline Sanderson Sheffield June 1847. The jug was probably decorated by Isaac Baguley at the Rockingham Works, Swinton in South Yorkshire, England. Queen Victoria was on the throne in the mid 19th century when this was made during the Victorian period.
It has a well modelled body with twenty four alternately large and small vertical ribs to the convex moulded lower part, which has a concave ribbed low foot. The upper section of the jug is also concave with twelve wide flattened ribs. The loop handle has three spurs, the top one forming a large thumb rest. The top terminal of the handle attaches at the rim and has an acanthus leaf shaped terminal. The jug is decorated with nicely painted naturalistic flowers in bright enamel colours and is gilded at the rim shoulder and foot as well as anthemions on the handle and the inscription below the large wide spout.
This beautiful antique porcelain jug is in very good antique condition. There is some rubbing to the gilding and the glaze on the high points on the edges and a couple of glaze flakes to the edge of the foot below the right hand end of the inscription. No chips, cracks nor restoration.
This is a great antique item to add to any collection of antique jugs, Rockingham porcelain, creamers, pitchers, English porcelain or Yorkshire pottery items.
Page 92 of The Yorkshire Potteries by John D Griffin.
Capacity over 2 pints
Height 8 3/4 inches ( 22.3 cm)
Length 8 1/4 inches ( 21 cm)
Width 6 1/2 inches ( 16.5 cm)
Weight 814 grammes unpacked
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