First Period Worcester Parrot Pecking Fruit Cabbage Leaf Mask Jug
Nice 18th century Worcester mask jug with moulded cabbage leaf detail to the body and printed in the Parrot Pecking Fruit pattern, c.1775, with a geometric border inside and outside the rim. On one side of the main image is a spray of elderberries and a trundling beetle and on the other a bunch of gooseberries above a snail. Around the neck are some small details of fruits.
Unmarked, reference Worcester Blue & White Porcelain, Branyon, French & Sandon, section II.B.23.
It measures 20.5cm (8") high, 18cm (7") wide including handle and 14cm (5 1/2") across the body.
Condition is very good; there is a very small 2mm. chip to the tip of the spout and a nibble just above it. No other damage or restoration and surface wear is very light. The printing of the main body is very sharp but it has run a bit to the decoration around the neck and the rim borders.
W: 18cm (7.1")H: 20.5cm (8.1")D: 14cm (5.5")