jug & cover

Johan Daniel Rehshuh

jug & cover

Johan Daniel Rehshuh


Public: Jug and cover, hard paste porcelain, iron red, purple, blue, green, yellow, brown and black enamel colours with chinoiserie scenes and floral designs. Mother-of-pearl (Perlmutter) lustre and gilt. Private: Jug and cover, hard paste porcelain, baluster shape with everted rim and foot, tall domed cover with pointed knop, scrolled handle and pointed spout. Painted in iron red, purple, blue, green, yellow, brown and black enamel colours with two chinoserie scenes in shaped cartouches of mother-of-pearl (Perlmutter) lustre and gilt, surrounded by scrollwork in iron red and purple. Large sprays of stylized flowers (indianische Blumen) below spout and handle. Deep scrollwork border in gilt around rim and spout. Two miniature chinoiserie scenes on the cover.

Display Label

Eastern Exchanges: Craft and Design from East Asia 2 April - 31 May 2015 The ceramics, metalwork, jade, silk and lacquer of East Asia, have been admired and imitated by the West since the late 1600s and many of today’s most exciting international designer makers use East Asian traditions as a springboard for innovation. In the East, crafts have always been thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated. Thoughtfully designed objects, made by skilled hands enhanced East Asian life at all levels of society and even everyday storage jars and plant pots represented an opportunity for artistry. But craft was not merely useful: it also expressed identity, philosophical ideas and spirituality. Respect for tradition is all important in the East, and the region’s rich if sometimes daunting craft heritage is evolving through integration of new ideas and international influences. This exhibition highlights this dynamic process: treasures collected by Manchester’s pioneering connoisseurs of East Asian art meet today’s most exciting designer makers. [Manchester Art Gallery mark] [Manchester City Council Logo] [Korea Foundation Logo] [Sasakawa Foundation Logo] [Japan Foundation Logo]

Object Name

jug & cover

Creators Name

Johan Daniel Rehshuh

Date Created

1725 - 1730


height without lid, diameter: 15.5cm
with lid, width from handle to spout: 19.3cm x 12.7cm

accession number


Place of creation




Dr Frederick Lacks and Dr Erna Lacks Bequest


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