Rare Chaffers Liverpool Sparrow Beak Handled Jug

 

 

 

A Very Rare Chaffers Liverpool Sparrow Beak Handled Jug of ovoid shape with a spreading foot and applied strap handle. The body is painted with underglaze blue decoration, where the front depicts a prunus tree in rocky landscape with a pagoda in the distance while the reverse illustrates two figures having crossed a bridge painted with a pine tree. A diaper band is painted along the open rim terminating at the spout which is relief mounded with curling ribbed cornucopia.

The cornucopia spout is an early feature on Chaffers jugs of this form.

Literature: See a similar single shaped jug illustrated in Maurice Hillis, Liverpool Porcelain 1756-1804 (2011), pl 5.56, p 169.

Provenance: Frank Arnold Collection; Lady Hinsley Collection; Thence by descent

Circa 1756-1758

Dimensions:  Height 3 1/2 ins. (8.8 cms.)

Stock No. 1955

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