<< YCBA Home Yale Center for British Art Yale Center for British Art << YCBA Home

YCBA Collections Search

IIIF Actions
Meigh, Charles.

Apostles creamer.

Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, England, ca. 1847.
Physical Description:
1 creamer : relief-molded white stoneware ; height 11 cm (including handle), width 15 cm (including handle), depth 9 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Parks Jug 8
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Stephen Parks, Yale BA 1961
View by request in the Study Room [Request]
Note: The Study Room is open by appointment. Please visit the Study Room page on our website for more details.

Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
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 ... The popularity of the basic design led Meigh to issue a tea set consisting of a small milk jug with a matching teapot and covered sugar box ..."--Henrywood.
The item lacks maker's marks.
Hughes, Kathy. Collector's guide to nineteenth-century jugs, see v. 1, no. 45
Henrywood, R. K. Relief-moulded jugs, 1820-1900, page 108
The 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.
Stoneware (pottery)
Ceramic (material)
Molding (forming)
Glazed ceramic ware (visual works)

If you have information about this object that may be of assistance please contact us.