‘Boy in the Window’ pottery jug, Lockett & Hulme of Lane End, 1822-26
Staffordshire pottery jug, printed & painted with the ‘Boy in the Window’ pattern set in rococo scrolls, a front reserve containing the Shamrock, Thistle & Rose of the UK, beneath a border of foliage & scrollwork.
Blue printed mark – “Opaque China, L & H / LE’ within shark’s tooth oval, ‘No 1?’ below.
Attributed to Lockett & Hulme of Lane End,
Rare mark, with ‘LE’ standing for Lane End – where the same pattern was used by Mayer & Newbold, with ‘M&N’ in the mark 1817-33.
The ‘L&H’ would therefore be a pottery with those initials, and Lockett & Hulme of Lane end fits, active 1822-26.
This is therefore a rare piece from a short-lived factory – that seems to have borrowed their pattern directly from the company almost next-door!
Another slight variation was also made by Baggerly & Ball…. (TCC #13541)