Giant earthenware jug decorated with nine different multicolour underglaze floral prints
- Object Number: STKMG:1988.P.70
- Simple Name: jug
- Production Place: Stoke-on-Trent
- Production Place: Staffordshire
- Production Place: England
- Production Period:
- Production Organisation: Mayers Brothers & Elliot (factory)
- Summary: Giant earthenware jug decorated with nine different multicolour underglaze floral prints. Bears royal coat of arms in the centre below the spout and bears the inscription '29th May 1856'. Commemorates a national festival held to celebrate the ratification of peace after the Crimean War.
- Terms:commemorative items
- Terms:101 Ceramic Highlights
- Terms:18th & 19th Century Staffordshire
- Inscription:MAY 29 1856 printed front
- Additional Notes: The jug was made at the Longport Factory of Mayer Brothers & Elliot and paraded through streets of Burslem during a national festival to celebrate the ratification of peace after the Crimean War. The Staffordshire Advertiser records, 'an immense jug mounted on a car and containing a lad with a flag, who ever and anon hid himself in the jug and then amused the spectators by playing ?Jack-in-the-jug? as the procession moved along?. The workmen of the factory we amongst procession of ten to twelve thousand people that stretched over a mile and half and took around fifty minutes to fully pass any given point.
- Additional Notes: The Crimean war was a conflict between the Russian Empire and an alliance of the French Empire, British Empire, Ottoman Empire and the Kingdom of Sardinia from 1854 to 1856. It officially ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris, 30th March 1856. The war produced the infamous ?Charge of the Light Brigade? and is also famous for the nursing roles performed by Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole.
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