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Masons Ironstone Hydra jug, School House pattern, c. 1815.


Masons Ironstone small Hydra jug, c. 1815. The hexagonal jug vibrantly decorated in the Imari style, with the ‘School House’ pattern, within a gilt panel. The reverse with a panel of flowering plants. Both panels on an underglaze cobalt blue ground, decorated with further flowering plants.
Having hydra handle, terminating in a gilt head.
The base unglazed.

Impressed factory mark to the base.

Height – 9.5 cm, 3 3/4”.

Width – 10.5 cm, 4 1/8”.

Depth – 6 cm, 2 3/8”.

Condition – Typical minor wear to the gilding, and overglaze enamels. No damage. No restoration.