Porcelain jug, overglaze painted decoration
- Object Number: STKMG:4354
- Simple Name: jug
- Production Person: Duvivier, Fidele (artist)
- Production Place: Hanley
- Production Place: Staffordshire
- Production Place: England
- Production Period:
- Production Organisation: New Hall (factory)
- Summary: Porcelain jug, overglaze painted decoration. One side fetaures a ciruclar panel with gilded border featuring two small birds in trees around a nest. The other side fetaures a scene of exotic birds and plants with a pottery works in the background. The neck of the jug has a border of leaves and fruit. Lines of gilding on the handle, rim, base and body. The front of the jug as the initials SD above two crossed branches. Painted by Fidele Duvivier, made for presentation to Samuel Daniel, cousin of John Daniel (a partner in the New Hall concern).
- Terms:18th & 19th Century Staffordshire
- Terms:101 Ceramic Highlights
- Additional Notes: The first English porcelains were made in the 1840s, mainly by London-based factories. Despite their skills and heritage, Staffordshire potters struggled to recreate the wares and ventures into porcelain manufacture struggled to be commercially viable. It took a Bristol based potter, Rich Champion, to set the Potteries? first successful porcelain venture into motion. Champion?s Bristol factory was struggling and in 1781 he sold his patent for the production of porcelain made with China Clay and China Stone, entering into a partnership and setting a new enterprise, that of New Hall. Champion left only a year later but the firm continued under the remaining share holders. The porcelain made at New Hall has not a true ?hard-paste? but rather a hybrid hard paste. This was largely due to the practices adopted by the factory which were closer to traditional Staffordshire earthenware manufacture in terms of firing sequences and glaze and unlike the systems usual employed for true hard-paste porcelain. The involvement of Fidele Duvuvier illustrates the seriousness with which the New Hall partners took their enterprise. Duvivier was amongst an emerging group of highly mobile artists and had already worked at Chelsea, Derby and several continental porcelain factories. His involvement from the mid 1780s to c.1790 shows a serious attempt to produce high class, expensive wares.
- Contact: Potteries Museum and Art Gallery