Manchester Art Gallery

cream jug

Object description

Public: Pear-shaped cream jug with a slip-cast body coated with a fine white slip. Jug tapering to all cylindrical neck with lip on three applied claw and ball feet and a loop handle. Decorated in relief with a shell with applied stamped reliefs of scrolls picked out in cobalt blue. Private: Pear-shaped cream jug tapering to tall cylindrical neck with deep sparrow beak lip. Three applied feet in the form of a claw and ball surmounted by a scallop shell, applied loop handle with two notches at thumb rest and pinched spur at lower terminal. Fine two-part slip-cast body with relief decoration on each side of large pecten shell, join marks of two halves disguised by narrow plain relief band running from lip to handle. Applied stamped reliefs of repeated formal scrolls scattered to either side and above pecten shell motif on each side, in drab stoneware picked out in cobalt blue. Slip-cast body coated with a fine white slip, now crazed and discoloured.