Shape Type: Miscellaneous

Pattern Type: Commemorative, Heraldic and Historical Events

Date: 1779


  • Height: 6.90 in (17.526 cm)

Maker: John Pennington Liverpool


This Liverpool porcelain jug was made by John Pennington.  It is inscribed "FREDERICK HEINZELMAN LIVERPOOL 1779" by a hand that is seen on other inscribed Liverpool pieces.  This painted inscription is enclosed within an elaborate printed cartouche of scrolls and flowers, with two birds, probably intended as livers, at the top left and right of the cartouche and, below these, scenes of shipping and a castle.  (See the images below.) There is a printed cell border at the rim with, on the spout, small prints liver birds and a rose.