Public: Ovoid jug with turned fluted borders, white earthenware with a pearlware glaze, transfer-printed in overglaze black with scenes of 'The Upshot or Bonny Fire' on one side, exotic birds in a landscape on the other, details picked out in enamels. Private: Ovoid jug with bamboo turned border to foot, cylindrical neck with inset lip and loop handle with outer spur at thumbrest. Transfer-printed overglaze on side to left of handle with scene entitled 'The UPSHOT or BONny FIRE', comprising figure of Napoleon suspended from a gallows over a pile of wood. John Bull stands to right putting flame to the wood and saying 'For George!! Ive quieten'd him. He's made a stir 'ith world long enough; now's my turn, I'll stir him when my Fire lights.' Side to right of handle printed with two peacocks in a rural landscape with trees in background to left and right. Bamboo turned border to neck beneath painted husk chain. Dark red enamel bands to neckrim and junction with body.
Height (across handle): 13.4cm
Place of creation
Bequeathed by Thomas Tylston Greg
© Manchester Art Gallery