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Antique Drabware bodied Jug Commemorative Print of the Marquis Wellington c 1812 For Sale
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Antique Drabware bodied Jug Commemorative Print of the Marquis Wellington c 1812:
An antique drabware bodied jug with an over glaze black bat printed design depicting on one side, a bust of Marquis Wellington, dressed in Roman attire set into laurel wreath and drapery, surrounded by symbols of war including a cannon, musket, bayonet, spear, sword etc. (ref 1). On the other side is a bucolic scene of a bat printed pattern of a rural couple sat under a tree tending cattle and sheep with a farmstead in the distance. (Ref 2.) The rim, spout, handle and base have been highlighted with silver lustre decoration. The jug is neatly potted and is of a truncated ovoid shape with a short cylindrical neck and acanthus leaf shaped spout. The simple ribbed loop handle has a thumb rest on the top.
Arthur Wellesley KG, GCB, GCH, PC, FRS (1 May 1769 – 14 September 1852) was made the 1st Marquis Wellington in August 1812 as a result of his victories in the Napoleonic Spanish Peninsular wars, notably at the Battle of Salamanca. He was made the 1st Duke of Wellington, in May 1814. He was also a politician and served twice as prime minister of the United Kingdom. So it is reasonable to assume that this jug was made somewhere between August 1812 and May 1814. We have also been advised of a possible attribution of a maker being Thomas Wolfe of The Big Works, Newcastle Canal, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, England .He operated from 1781 until 1818.
The jug is in excellent antique condition with some very minor rubbing to the silver lustre. The print of Marquis Wellington 's face has not adhered terribly well and can only be seen at an acute angle. No other issues. No chips, cracks nor restoration. Please see the images. The price takes the condition into account.
The jug is 5 13/16 inches (14.7 cm) high, by 6 11/16 inches (16.9 cm) long by 5 1/8 inches (13 cm) diameter. It weighs 365 grammes unpacked. The jug has a maximum capacity of 1 3/4 pints or 1 litre.
A very nice rare item to add to any collection of antique British commemorative , English drabware, Militaria or cider and ale jugs and pitchers.
1. Transfer ware collectors club database a Marquis Wellington pattern number 21029
2. Transfer ware collectors club database Rural Couple Tending Cattle pattern number 17692
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