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Falstaff jug.

Staffordshire, circa 1830.
Physical Description:
1 jug : relief-molded tan ironstone, glazed ; height 20 cm (including handle), width 19 cm (including handle), depth 13 cm
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Parks Jug 50
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Stephen Parks, Yale BA 1961
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Three-Dimensional Artifacts
Without registration mark or maker's mark.
Without a lid.
Title, maker, and date from Hughes's Collector's guide.
Hughes, Kathy. Collector's guide to nineteenth-century jugs, v. 1, no. 11
Henrywood, R. K. Relief-moulded jugs, 1820-1900, pages 170-171
The jug is densely decorated with figures, including a pot-bellied man with antlers on his head; the man may be Shakespeare's Falstaff (or perhaps the Celtic deity Cernunnos). Also depicted are two ladies, dogs, stags, castles and foliage.
Subject Terms:
Cernunnos (Celtic deity)
Falstaff, John, Sir (Fictitious character)
Parks, Stephen -- Provenance.
Jugs (vessels)
Stoneware (pottery)
Ironstone (pottery)
Ceramic (material)
Molding (forming)
Glazed ceramic ware (visual works)

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