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Water jug with English sporting scenes

Description:

Blue and white water jug with English sporting scenes. Pottery like this became popular in 17th and 18th Europe after Chinese blue and white pottery began to be exported. These exports were highly prized and often collected by royalty and the very wealthy. After the initial popularity, Chinese designs were imitated by European manufacturers. Later, inspired by these original techniques and colourways, European manufacturers began to retail domestic and decorative ceramic goods with Western designs.

Source:
The Dick Institute
Digital Number:
RI_DI_0075398
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council