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Uncommon 18th Century Swansea Cambrian Pottery Pearlware Cabbage Leaf Jug, Circa 1780 to 1790
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A somewhat scarce and early example of an 18th Century, Swansea, Cambrian Pottery pearlware jug, the body of moulded, cabbage-leaf form with a tall, faceted neck topped by a frieze of moulded leaves and dots, a leaf moulded spout and a C-scroll handle. The body is hand-painted in underglaze blue with simple floral sprays and sprigs and there is feathering to the leaf moulded frieze, the spout and the back of the handle. The inner rim is somewhat naively decorated with a simple egg and line border. The base is marked with an underglaze blue "V", a well recorded so-called 'tally mark' found on both hand decorated and transfer printed wares of this period. An example of a plate, hand decorated with similar floral sprays and feathering and dated 1788 can be found in the V & A online collections (museum number C. 148-1984). The Cambrian Pottery was founded in 1764 by William Coles in Swansea, Glamorganshire, Wales. In 1790, John Coles, son of the founder, went into partnership with George Haynes, who introduced new business strategies based on the ideas of Josiah Wedgwood. Lewis Weston Dillwyn became a partner in 1802 and sole owner when George Haynes left the pottery in 1810.
Breckland Antiques has clarified that the Uncommon 18th Century Swansea Cambrian Pottery Pearlware Cabbage Leaf Jug, Circa 1780 to 1790 (LA318436) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being Circa 1780 to 1790
In very good antique condition. There is a small, professional restoration to the inside of the lip, by the handle and a little glaze rubbing to the lip of the spout and the outer edges of the handle. Otherwise there are no chips, cracks or hairlines
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This Uncommon 18th Century Swansea Cambrian Pottery Pearlware Cabbage Leaf Jug, Circa 1780 to 1790 is located in Thetford, United Kingdom