George Jones Crescent Chamber Pot in the Manner of First Period Worcester
This is really well-made. It is of typical form, compressed spherical, and with everted rim. It is painted in two large vignettes with exotic birds in a flowering landscape, and with other smaller reserves, even inside the rim. It is carefully and suitably gilt with stylised acanthus on a cobalt blue ground. Samson copied Worcester but in hard paste, Booth copied it in non-translucent pottery. This example by George Jones is the only one of its type I have seen. It seems unlikely that such a noble item could ever have been used for its original purpose.
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