A rare pearlware jug with engine turned fluted foot and neck. The obverse has underglaze (under-glaze) blue painted decoration of a bird, possibly a peacock or pheasant. The reverse has painted plants / foliage. The handle is plain strap type, the spout is also plain. Turned recessed base.
A matching shape jug with the same turning etc. is shown in “The Pottery and Porcelain of Swansea and Nantgarw” (Nance, 1985, p.64, pl.XXIX, D) and is attributed to the Swansea factory.
Pot ID: AP/1511
Dimensions: 138.5mm high to top of handle.
Net Weight (grams): 389
A filled medium/large shallow chip on outside of reverse spout rim, plus a much smaller filled chip on the other side of spout with associated tiny 10mm hairline in spout. A few really tiny fleabites on edge of rim plus numerous tiny to small nibble chips around base edge.