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ANTIQUE 18th CENTURY ‘TURNER’ STOKE-ON-TRENT FINE STONEWARE BROWN & CREAM JUG | British & Far East Traders Lifestyle & Shopping Blog
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ANTIQUE 18th CENTURY ‘TURNER’ STOKE-ON-TRENT FINE STONEWARE BROWN & CREAM JUG

    

ANTIQUE 18TH TO EARLY 19TH CENTURY

TURNER FINE STONEWARE JUG

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MEASUREMENTS:
Approx. 7 inches tall
Approx 3 inches opening diameter
Weighs 570 grams
 
MAKER’S / MANUFACTURER’S MARKS:
TURNER
 
IMPRESSED MARKS:
Impressed under base: TURNER 
 
STYLE / DESIGN NOTES:
A wreath of VINE LEAVES and GRAPES (in relief) encircles the shoulder of the jug
which has a CHOCOLATE-COLOURED neck.
Potting is unglazed.
   
The SCENE features 2 female angels,
1 holding a staff,  the other holding a handheld mirror.
Facing them is a masculine figure holding a CORNUCOPIA
which in GREEK MYTHOLOGY symbolises ABUNDANCE or PLENTY.
   
This may well be a CELEBRATION JUG filled with RED WINE
as the SCENE and SYMBOLIC MEANINGS
attached to the figures signify PLENTY
and the CELEBRATION OF ABUNDANCE!
 
NOTES / OTHER DETAILS:
 
TURNER, William (1762-1835), pottery manufacturer, Longton. 
 
William Turner was born in 1762, the son of John Turner.
With his brother John, he was in partnership with his father
in the works at Lane End (Longton).
After John Turner senior’s death
William and his brother continued the business. 
 
On 19 January 1800, they took out a patent
for the manufacture of a new kind of stoneware called Turner’s patent,
which used Tabberner’s mine rock.
The rights were sold to Spode in 1805. 
 
The firm was declared bankrupt in 1806
and William continued on his own until the factory was sold in 1829. 
 
The firm’s productions were among the best wares of their day,
equalling Wedgwood’s in quality
and sometimes being mistaken for them
William was in Paris during the French Revolution,
was arrested and escaped with his life
only by the intervention of the British ambassador,
the Marquess of Stafford (later 1 duke of Sutherland).
The effects of the revolutionary and Napoleonic wars
contributed to the firm’s financial collapse in 1806
 
William, a rather more public figure than his brother John,
was a major in the Longton volunteers in 1803.
His bust, by George Ray, is in Stoke on Trent City Museum.
 
 William Turner died in Longton on 5 July 1835.”
   
 
 
   
  
 
   
   
   
   
     
   
    
    
    

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