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Antique saltglaze stoneware pottery bear jug English mid 18th century

Reference: 8053

Dated: 1750 England

Antique Staffordshire or Nottingham stoneware saltglaze bear jug from the mid 18th century period.
The figure is naively modelled and decorated with shredding representing the fur.The eyes, arms and collar are decorated with enamel brown dashes and patches. The head is removable and can be used as a cup. A fine example of early English pottery now regarded as significant English folk art and of historical social importance.

Dimensions: 6.00 inch wide 9.50 inch high 7.00 inch deep

Medium: pottery stoneware salt glaze ceramic

Current Condition Of good appearance with professional restoration to the dogs head

Literature: Page 115 a similar figure from the Harriet Carlton Goldweitz collection is illustrated in White Glazed Stoneware of the British Isles by Diana Edwards and Rodney Hampson, published by The Antique Collectors Club.


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