Antique English creamware pottery jug Spithead and Poor Jack transfer prints
Antique English creamware pottery jug Spithead and Poor Jack transfer prints
Antique English creamware pottery jug Spithead and Poor Jack transfer prints
Antique English creamware pottery jug Spithead and Poor Jack transfer prints

Antique English creamware pottery jug "Spithead" and "Poor Jack" transfer prints

c. 1780 England

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£1,150 gbp
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A rare creamware pottery jug, transfer printed with two high quality images ." A ship leaving Spithead with a view of Cowes Castle" from the print of 1787 by John Clevely Jnr. and the reverse "Poor Jack with verses of the famous poem by Charles Dibden, the image shows a sailor bidding farewell whilst holding a girls hand and pointing to a cherub in the sky.
This historic pitcher is full of interest with strong decorative impact.
Unrestored, fine hairline in glaze at inner rim which does not show through to exterior.
Wikapedia. SPITHEAD.In the early 16th century Henry VIII of England built an extensive set of coastal defences at each end of the Solent, part of his Device Forts, effectively controlling access to east and west. In 1545, a naval battle was fought in the Solent between English and French naval forces. The battle was inconclusive with no significant losses other than Henry VIII's flagship, the Mary Rose, which foundered and sank while making a sharp turn. From a total crew of over 400, fewer than 35 survived the sinking. The remains of the Mary Rose were discovered at the bottom of the Solent by a salvage project in 1971 and were successfully salvaged in 1982.

In 1685 King James II narrowly escaped shipwreck while sailing in the Solent.
Dimensions
Height 8.00 inch (20.32 cm)
Stock Code
5364
Medium
creamware pottery ceramic earthenware transfer print
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