Sparrow beak Jug, First Period Worcester, soft paste porcelain, c.1765-68

 

This charming sparrow beak jug is printed in underglaze blue with floral bouquets of European flowers, smaller sprays and a winged insect.

The pattern is recorded by Branyan, French and Sandon as the Natural Sprays Group.

Crescent mark.

Condition: No cracks or restoration, just a couple of tiny blemishes on the foot rim. There are glazed clay tears to the handle terminals, and some blue splashes inside the handle, both of which occurred during manufacture.

Dimensions: Height 10.5 cm

Worcester Blue and White Porcelain 1751-1790, Branyan, French & Sandon, II.C.7 (Barrie & Jenkins, 1989).

 

 
 
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