Delft Jug, Dutch, c.1670-1700


This Dutch Delft jug, with its bulbous body, tall neck and loop handle, is painted in blue with two figures in a stylised oriental landscape. The decoration is based on that of Chinese Ming to Qing Transitional export porcelain (1620-83). The handle is painted with blue dashes.

Provenance: The Liane Richards Collection.

Condition: Typical small losses to the rim and footrim. There is a firing crack where the upper handle terminal was applied to the body, and also a small glaze fault on the handle. These both occured during manufacture. No cracks and no restoration.

Dimensions: Height 14.5 cm

Delftware: The Tin-glazed Earthenware of the British Isles, Michael Archer (V&A/HMSO, 1997).

English Delftware, F.H. Garner and Michael Archer (Faber & Faber, 1972).


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