manufacturer: Worcester porcelain factory (estab. circa 1751, closed 1862);  John Wall (English, b.1708, d.1776); 

circa 1780
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jug, sparrow beak, with Chinese figures with Chinese designs that are exact copies of authentic Qianlong teaware patterns. The decoration can be linked to London because of the reserves with floral decoration or flower sprigs, and provides strong evidence for an attribution to James Giles as the decorator. James Giles was the son of a London Huguenot. He was born in 1718 and apprenticed to a jeweller in 1733. This is a significant apprenticeship as grounds of finely worked gold were used on Giles decorated porcelain. He was an outside decorator and decorated wares for Worcester until circa 1771 when his agreement with them terminated. But it is likely his style of painting is found on Worcester until circa 1775 or a little later executed by former workmen or decorators trained by Giles.
Maker and role
manufacturer: Worcester porcelain factory (estab. circa 1751, closed 1862)
John Wall (English, b.1708, d.1776)
Production place
Worcester, Worcestershire, England
Production date
circa 1780
Media description
porcelain (soapstone body), hand-painted onglaze polychrome enamels
110 x 85 x 65 mm
Measurement details
height: 110mm
width: 85mm
depth: 65mm
Credit line
bequest of Alwynne Jona OAM, Melbourne 2013
Project credit line
This digital record has been made available on TJC Collection Online through the generous support of The Friends of The Johnston Collection and Christine Bell
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