Jug

This incomplete jug, which is missing the top section and handle, is decorated with a charming bird perching on a branch of a palm tree. We do not know the maker, or its production date but it belongs to the North Devon tradition of sgraffito jugs. These are often decorated by scratching through a layer of slip (thin clay) to reveal the body colour below. The maker has used short scratched marks to show the textures of the bird’s feathers and added some touches of dark blue underglaze to the bird and the fruit of the palm tree.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
47/1930
Collection Class
British ceramics
Material
earthenware | | | |
Common Name
jug
Simple Name
jug
Period Classification
Regency (1811-1820); George IV (1820-1830)
Production Town

Production County
N. Devon
Production Country
United Kingdom: England
Production Person Initials

Production Person Surname

Production Year Low
1810
Production Year High
1830

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