Shape Type: Miscellaneous

Pattern Type: Chinese, Asian and Other Exotic Themes

Date: 1805-1815


  • Diameter: 14.00 in (35.56 cm)
  • Height: 18.25 in (46.355 cm)

Maker: Unknown


A very large earthenware jug printed in blue underglaze in the Bridgeless Chinoiserie, also known as Hermit, pattern. Ochre enameling has been added to the rim and handle.  Whilst the transfer was skillfully executed, apparently the transfer piece used was not made specifically for this large piece as the pattern repeat near the bottom would indicate. The jug is too large to have served as a bath or foot bath jug, since it would have been nearly impossible to lift or pour once filled with water.  Its intended use is unknown.  Unmarked examples of the Bridgeless Chinoiserie pattern are found, as well as marked pieces, by Davenport, Don Pottery, T & J Hollins, Minton, Stevenson and Swansea, dating from c.1805-1820.