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Regency period pink lustre ware jug
Of John Shorthose type with
neoclassical motifs in white sprigging
Height 12.5 cm; Length (spout to handle) 18 cm; Diameter of base: 9.8 cm.
An exremely fashionable and highly decorative pink lustre pearlware jug with white relief moulded sprigging of neaclassical scenes. Similar but very slightly smaller to another piece listed. The jug is typical of decoration associated with wares from the Shorthose pottery. A smaller jug is also available.
Generally very fine with the lustre bright. and unworn. Some age related ware as expected. Some crazing within and a few hairlines (associated with 200 years of use).
These types of wares are often identified as "Wilson School" (after the pottery of W. Wilson of Hanley, one of the pioneers of a "Gold" lustre glaze with a rich copper or bronzed purple tone) or also associated with John Shorthose's pottery. See Michael Gibson 19th Century Lustre Ware page 85 for similar