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Worcester Pear Shaped Milk Jug and Cover, moulded fluted body, shallow domed cover with flower finial. Decorated in green monochrome with flowers and fruit, c1775

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A rare and beautiful First Period Worcester pear shaped milk jug and cover with flower finial c1775. Decorated in green monochrome hand painted fruits and flowers, this is a charming and delightful milk jug and cover with a vertically moulded body and embellished with very fine gilding. This is certainly a fine early Worcester jug that is in excellent condition  for the connoisseur collector.

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The jug itself has a pear shaped body with vertical moulded flutes giving it a very elegant shape. The moulded fluting is also applied to the cover of the jug.

The body of the jug has hand painted green monochrome fruits and flower decoration. On the left side of the jug there is a budded rose and on the other side fruits which appear to be green apples. A small flower head also appears on the front of the jug.

The jug stands upon a circular foot rim around the top of which is a gilded dentil band of decoration.

There is a pointed sparrow beak spout to the jug and the rim of the jug, including the spout has the same gilded dentil work that appears around the foot rim of the jug.

A charming ear shaped delicate handle is given to this jug, this is finely embellished with a gilded rococo 'C' scroll design on the back edge.

The cover of the jug is really beautiful having a moulded and applied flower finial and green monochrome rose decoration.

The shape of the cover is a low dome, with scalloped rim. The rim is given the same dentil type of gilt decoration as on the jug.

There is a charming green monochrome rose bud painted on the cover, matching the one on the body of the jug.

A delicately moulded flower gives this cover a charming cover a most elegant appearance. This flower is very finely moulded with delicate petals around the central flower stamens. The flower is joined to the jug by its stem and has two leaves at the end of the stem. The flower petals, stamens and leaves are edged with gilding.

There are no manufacturers marks on this beautiful jug, but it is from the famous Worcester factory and is of the period when they were producing some of their finest wares c1775.

   

This is a rare an beautiful Worcester Pear Shaped Milk Jug and Cover, moulded fluted body, shallow domed cover with flower finial. Decorated in green monochrome with flowers and fruit, c1775.

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Size and Weight: (values are approximate)

  • 5" (134mm) height of the jug with the cover in place to the top of the flower finial
  • 3" (76mm) approx. max. diameter of the jug's body
  • 7oz (202gms0 Total weight of jug and its cover

Marks:

There are no manufacturer's marks on this beautiful jug, but it is from the famous Worcester factory and is of the period when they were producing some of their finest wares c1775.

Condition:

This rare and beautiful early Worcester milk jug and cover are in excellent condition, with no cracks repairs or restoration. the monochrome decoration and gilding are in perfect condition showing no signs of wear. The only extremely minor imperfection is a couple of the tiniest nibbles to the flower finial, but these are so tiny, you need a magnifying glass to see them.

This is a perfect First Period Milk Jug and Cover for the connoisseur collector of early Worcester or English porcelain from the Eighteenth century.
 


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