A very elegant and well moulded circular spiral shanked milk jug, decorated with blue and gilt decoration including the gilt 'Fly' motif. This charming milk jug was made at the famous Worcester factory c1790.  It is marked with the Worcester open blue crescent mark used at the Worcester factory c1755-1790. This jug dates from c1790.


This very fine quality milk jug is moulded with 'shanked' (or spiral) lines which was the latest design in fashion at the later period of the eighteenth century. These moulded lines are very finely potted and create a most decorative effect.

 

The outer body of the milk jug is delightfully decorated with the 'Fly' pattern, this includes three gilt flies positioned around the bowl, these having between them two gilt flower sprigs.

 

A rich underglaze Cobalt blue border runs around the shoulder and lip of the milk jug, This is decorated with a trail of gilt leaves and berries. Around the base of the jug is a cobalt blue and gilt wreath with a gilt line on the foot rim.

 

The jug has a very elegantly shaped pouring lip and an open loop handle with an inner spur. the back edge of the handle is decorated with gilt foliage. The rim of the jug has a gilded edge.

    

This is a delightful Flight and Barr period Worcester Circular Shanked Milk Jug, Blue and Gilt Decoration with the 'Fly' pattern, c1790.

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Size and Weight: (values are approximate)

  • 5" (125mm) in length from the tip of the pouring spout to back edge of the handle.
  • 3¼" (82mm) maximum body width.
  • 4¼" (111mm) in height to the top of the handle.
  • 5¼oz (150gms) in weight.

Marks:

This jug is marked with the Worcester open blue crescent mark used at the Worcester factory c1755-1790. This jug dates from c1790.

Condition:

This delightful Worcester jug is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, repairs or restoration. The gilding is in very good order with just a little minor wear. A fine Worcester jug for any collector of early English tea or Worcester wares.

Description
Description Circular Shanked Milk Jug
Year of Manufacture c1790
Pattern Fly
Condition (See main description for full details and pictures) This delightful Worcester jug is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, repairs or restoration. The gilding is in very good order with just a little minor wear. A fine Worcester jug for any collector of early English tea or Worcester wares.

Flight and Barr Period Worcester Circular Shanked Milk Jug, Blue and Gilt Decoration with the 'Fly' pattern, c1790

  • Brand: Worcester
  • Product Code: p1210
  • Availability: Sold
  • £135.00


Tags: Flight and Barr Worcester, Worcester, Circular, Shanked, Jug, Blue and Gilt, Fly pattern