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Antique English pottery figure jug of a bear baiting . 18th century.
Dated: c. 1780 England
An exceptionally rare bear baiting pitcher with a removable cover which serves as cup.
The figure molding and hand tooling decorative incisions are of the exceptionally appled with a Whieldon type coloured glaze.
Dimensions: 8.00 inch wide 8.00 inch high 5.00 inch deep
Medium: pottery ceramic earthenware ceramic
Current Condition Excellent invisible restoration to chip at rim of cup.
Literature: Page 31 figure reference 27 in the Earl Collection of early English Pottery. The figure illustrated is captioned "Jug in the form of a bear hugging a dog with hand-tooling. Probably Astbury. First half 18th century.
gbp 6750.00 (Pound Sterling)
USD 8228.25 (US Dollars)