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Jug: C.43-2006

Object information

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Factory: West Pans Porcelain Manufactory
Proprietor: Littler, William




Soft-paste porcelain jug, painted in enamels with a monogram, flowers, and foliage

Soft-paste porcelain jug, with a glassy quality, thrown, glazed, and painted in greyish-blue, green, yellow, iron-red, purple, brown, and black enamels. The jug has an ovoid body, a high cylindrical neck, sparrow beak spout, and angular strap handle, and stands on a footring. The front is painted below the spout with the monogram RT or RJ, flanked by curved sprays of mixed flowers and foliage, each with earsof barley at the top. On each side there is a large bouquet of mixed flowers, with a leaf a little distance above it, and below a small spray of purple flowers. Below the handle there is a medium-sized bouquet of small flowers. The top and back of the handle is decorated with five red shells, and green weed or moss. Round the bottom end of the handle thee is a trompe l’oeil red ribbon tied in a bow, and over the top of the upper end, is a red ribbon which dangles down on each side. The rim is banded in dark reddish-brown.


History note: Unknown before testator; on loan since 1975

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Mrs Lorna B. Sutherland

Measurements and weight

Height: 22.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • West Pans ⪼ Musselburgh ⪼ Scotland

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (2006) by Sutherland, Lorna B., Mrs


18th Century, third quarter#
George III
Circa 1764 CE - 1777 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( greyish-blue, green, yellow, iron-red, purple, brown, and black)
Handle-spout Width 20.5 cm

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze
Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: in elaborate script capital letters

  • Text: RT or RJ
  • Location: On front
  • Method of creation: Painted
  • Type: Monogram

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.43-2006
Primary reference Number: 136924
Entry form: None
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 11 August 2016 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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