Barr Period Worcester Porcelain Jug circa. 1800

This jug (pitcher) is banded with a grape and leaf design in deep brown (with purple cast), with tendrils and bands of gilt. One band is around the top of collar, the other around the shoulder. there is also a very attractive script monogram on the front, "RB". Body is round, with a gracefully shaped handle, also trimmed with gilt. Unmarked, but attributed based on related examples.

I recently purchased a large, though incomplete set of Barr period Worcester porcelain in a grape pattern. I will be selling items from this set in groups and individually.

Size: Approximately 7" high, 3" base diameter.

Condition: Has an old repair, where there is a crack extending the length of the collar, with a chip at the top. There was a staple or rivet put in near the rim to stabilize, and there was overpainting. Typical of these old repairs, the overpaint was excessive; I have scraped away most of this, as the visible line is less distracting than the discolored painting. Perhaps even more could be removed if desired.

Note that I try to be conservative about condition descriptions, carefully noting any flaws. Of course, with antique items, there will be some signs of usage, and/or manufacturing defects. But overall, my customers have always been pleasantly surprised upon receiving their items, and of course, I would expect a return if I happen to miss anything.

Item ID: 1527

$184 USD

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