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Ale or beer jug

ca. 1760
Origin: England, Liverpool
H: 9 1/8" (23.2 cm)
Tin-glazed earthenware (delft)
Museum Purchase
Acc. No. 1959-424
Bulbous baluster-shaped and thinly potted jug with flared rim, angular lip spout, strap-loop handle with pinched lower terminal, and spreading foot ring. Blue tin glaze, well painted in blue with a Chinese landscape depicting a larger mandarin and a smaller servant holding a vase in front of a graceful, curving pine tree; in the background, rockwork, another tree, and a distant European landscape.
Provenance:Ginsburg & Levy, Inc., New York