Object detail

Description
Richly decorated minature jug; body with apples, purple cherries and green foliage, rim and handle gilt.
Part of a set H11527.1 & H.11527.2 (Teapot & Lid), H11529.1 & H11529.2 (Sugar Bowl & Lid), H11531.1, H11531.2 & H11531.3 (Cup, Plate & Saucer).
Classification
CH classification DOMESTIC EQUIPMENT Food and Drink Consumption jug
Production place
Measurements
H35 x Dia33 mm
Media/Materials description
Porcelain
Signature/Marks
1952
History and use
This miniature jug is part of the Ben Ronalds collection of fine ceramics and glassware. It is part of a miniature set, and the design, and variations of it, was used to decorate a series of ornamental crockery produced by the Royal Porcelain Works, and collected by Mr Ronalds.

Over his lifetime, Ronalds acquired a world-class collection of Royal Worcester and comparative pieces from other ceramics and glassware manufacturers.

Benjamin Charles Ronalds (born 1892, died 1970) migrated to Australia in 1911 from England, having served an apprenticeship in the glass trade. In Brisbane, he worked with Oxlades glaziers before opening the Decorative Glass Company in West End from 1924, and his success supported his passion, formed in 1946, to collect Royal Worcester porcelain. Over the next almost 25 years he built up a remarkable collection of that factory’s products. As well as collecting locally, he made several trips overseas, and many interstate to Melbourne and Adelaide.

His collection of over 800 pieces was donated to the Queensland Museum in 1976.
Registration number
H11528

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