18th Mar, 2020 10:00

The Spring Auction

Lot 338

Caughley jug named to 'Mr. Berridge', dated 1790

A Caughley maskhead cabbage-leaf moulded jug
dated 1790
named to 'Mr. Berridge', transfer-printed in underglaze blue with a view of the Iron Bridge,
S mark,
19cm high

Tentatively, 'Mr. Berridge' could be attributed to the famous evangelical revivalist preacher Rev. John Berridge. Commonly referred to 'Mr. Berridge' by friends and in contemporary literature, John was a close friend of the Hill family at Hawkstone who were known patrons of Caughley. Similar jugs of this shape and pattern are documented with inscriptions relating to the Hill family.

Sold for £5,300

Condition Report

In original, almost exceptional condition with no cracks, chips, damages or any restorations. The only comment to make is there is a light surface scratch between the words 'Mr' and 'Berridge', likewise a couple of light surface scratches to the Ironbridge panels, and a couple of very small pock-sized nicks to the underside of the foot rim.

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