English pottery jug, Johnson of Hanley, c. 1820

$245.00 AUD

Interesting Staffordshire Pottery jug, the octagonal shape printed & painted with a series of figures, probably Theatrical from the opera ‘The Duenna’, including mostly ladies in flowing robes and one gent in 18th century dress, within a garden landscape on a deep blue ground, the rim with a wide floral border inside & out.
Unmarked, attributed to Reuben or Phoebe Johnson of Hanley,
circa 1820

short rim crack & chip
13cm

This interesting pattern is apparently based on illustrations of the 1775 Sheridan comic opera ‘The Duenna’, hence the name. An attribution to Reuben Johnson of Hanley (1817-23) or his widow Phoebe (1823-38) can be made via marked examples.

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