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Meigh, Charles

Apostles jug.

Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, England, ca. 1847.
Physical Description:
1 jug : relief-molded tan stoneware, smear-glazed ; height 16 cm (including handle), width 13 cm (including handle), depth 8 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Parks Jug 5
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Stephen Parks, Yale BA 1961
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Three-Dimensional Artifacts
"[The] famous Apostle jug ... was produced in huge quantities and set a standard by which virtually all relief-moulded jugs are now judged ... It has been suggested that this design was based on sixteenth century Rhineland stonewares, but Meigh must have adapted it in an attempt to profit from the early nineteenth century popularity of the revived Gothic style."--Henrywood.
Impressed on base: "34"
Title from Hughes.
Variant models exist with metal lid.
Hughes, Kathy. Collector's guide to nineteenth-century jugs, v. 1, no. 45
Henrywood, R. K. Relief-moulded jugs, 1820-1900, page 108
The octagonal body is molded with ecclesiastical figures in eight Gothic niches. The angular loop handle and curved mouth and lip include designs of bearded masks and Gothic ornament.
Subject Terms:
Gothic revival (Art)
Parks, Stephen -- Provenance.
Jugs (vessels)
Stoneware (pottery)
Ceramic (material)
Molding (forming)
Glazed ceramic ware (visual works)

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