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Selected Jugs by Unknown Makers

A large number of relief-moulded jugs are found with no maker's mark. Some are titled, but many are completely unmarked. This section features selected jugs by unknown makers, and news of any marked examples would be very welcome.

Barrel with Rope Handle (not titled)
Design not registered. Hughes mentions an example with the Ridgway 1835 publication mark but this remains unconfirmed.
Marks: unmarked
Illustrations: Hughes 2/210

 
"Cam"
Design not registered.
Marks: moulded ribbon with title

Other jugs with river titles, possibly related, are titled "Dee" and "Wye (see below).

 
"Canova"
Design not registered.
Marks: moulded medallion with portrait bust, title, and Staffordshire knot

 

"Card Party" / "Smoking Party"
Design not registered. The titles appear within the moulding at the base of each scene.
Marks: unmarked
Illustrations: Henrywood RMJ/273; Hughes 1/43a; Rumsey 137-38

The sources for the two scenes have been identified as a pair of engravings by James Caldwall after David Teniers the Younger (“Simia quam similis turpissima bestia nobis”, prints dated 1 January 1798)

"Cinderella"
Design not registered. The title appears in a moulded panel near the base of the handle.
Marks: unmarked
Comb Handle (temporary title)
Design not registered. A variant exists with less moulding around the foot and neck.
Marks: unmarked
Illustrations: none
Death of Abel (not titled)
Design not registered. The same pair of figure scenes as on the two jugs of this subject made by Edward Walley. This unmarked jug is different in shape to the others.
Marks: unmarked
Illustrations: none
Death of Wellington (not titled)
Design not registered.
Marks: unmarked
Illustrations: Rumsey 232

A fine parian jug, the source identified by McAuliffe and others as a wood engraving by Joseph L. Williams after John Gilbert, from a Wellington Supplement to the Illustrated London News, dated 13 November 1852.

"Dee"
Design not registered.
Marks: moulded ribbon with title

Other jugs with river titles, possibly related, are titled "Cam" (see above) and "Wye (see below).

Florence Nightingale (not titled)
Design not registered.
Marks: unmarked
Illustrations: May, Victoria Remembered 209

The source has been identified as a wood engraving titled “Miss Nightingale, in the Hospital, at Scutari” in The Illustrated London News, 24 February 1855.

Foxgloves and Ferns (not titled)
Design not registered.
Marks: unmarked (the jug shown bears painted pattern number 1244)

Freesia or Agapanthus (temporary title)
Design not registered.
Marks: unmarked
 
"Giuseppe Garibaldi"
Design not registered.
Marks: unmarked
 
Hanging Fuchsia (not titled)
Design not registered. Very similar to the John & Thomas Lockett Bacchanalian Cherubs jug but without the cherubs and with a different handle.
Marks: unmarked
Hanging Game (not titled)
Design not published or registered. Several makers used hanging game as a subject including James Edwards & Son, Edward & William Walley ("Enville"), and the so-called Chrysanthemum Factory. This jug is somewhat similar to the latter but without the dog handle.
Marks: unmarked
"Harebell"
Design not registered. An applied mark of identical form was used on their "Willie" jug by J.W. Pankhurst & Co.
Marks: applied title mark

 
Hops and Wheat (not titled)
Design not registered.
Marks: unmarked
Hunting Scenes (not titled)
Design not registered.
Marks: unmarked
Lily Flower (not titled)
Design not registered.
Marks: unmarked
Mask Between Storks (not titled)
Design not registered. Also recorded as a teapot.
Marks: unmarked

Mirrored Tulips (not titled)
Design not registered.
Marks: unmarked
 

Miser and Spendthrift (not titled)
Design not registered. Most commonly found in white parian. The moulding varies with different sizes and note the changes to the rim and handle to accomodate the Britannia metal lid.

Marks: unmarked

"Morning"
Design not registered.
Marks: moulded ribbon with title, size number beneath

The source is a design by Flaxman to illustrate Homer's Odyssey


 
Oak Leaves and Acorns (not titled)
Design not registered.
Marks: unmarked
Paul and Virginia (not titled)
Design not registered.
Marks: unmarked
Illustrations: Henrywood RMJ/266-67; Hughes 1/148; Rumsey 177

An octagonal jug usually found in grey stoneware.

"Regalia"
Design not registered.
Marks: impressed title "REGALIA" (uncommon)
Illustrations: Hughes 2/206

 
Swan (not titled)
Design not registered.
Marks: unmarked
Illustrations: Henrywood BJ/390;
Hughes 2/205
Three Farm Girls (not titled)
Design not registered.
Marks: unmarked

This is an untitled variant of a "Harvest Home" jug. The shape and handle are both different, and this version has nothing beneath the rim where the other has a bird with ribbon bearing the title.

 
"The Volunteer Rifle Corps"
Design not registered. The title appears within the moulding around beneath the spout.
Marks: unmarked except for impressed "No.1s" or "No.2" (probably size numbers)
Illustrations: Hughes 2/179
Winemakers (not titled)
Design not published or registered. Variously titled Grape Harvesting or Ox Cart and Grapes.
Marks: unmarked
Illustrations: Hughes 1/38; Rumsey 153-54

"Wye"
Design not registered.
Marks: moulded ribbon with title

Other jugs with river titles, possibly related, are titled "Cam" and "Dee (see above).

 

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