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The Chedworth Jug. An important Derby jug
Mary Field Collection
Rowland Williams Collection
Illustrated; John Twitchett, Derby Porcelain, 1980, colour plate 23, and Derby Porcelain, An Illustrated Guide, 2002, colour plate 20
The Chedworth Jug. An important Derby ovoid jug, with straight neck and 'C' scroll handle, finely painted in black and sepia with a battle scene with numerous mounted figures, figures on foot, and a wagon, within an oval gilt panel, and with gilt berried leaf bands, 8" high, circa 1790, crowned crosses batons mark in puce and gilder's number 8 for William Longdon
Jhn Twitchett makes reference to Joseph Lygo's letters of 1790, where he refers to a 'battle print with figures on horseback', assumed to be the source print for this jug. The jug was purchased at a house sale in Chedworth, Gloucestershire, and no comparable decoration has been recorded.