Small Jug, Royal Worcester Bicentenary

Production date
1951
Country
England
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Object detail

Description
Small white jug with black transfer printing; dogs and floral foliage on body, floral foliage on neck and handle, spout in form of human face. Paired with H11539.2 (Tag). Companion set with H11543.1.
Classification
CH classification DOMESTIC EQUIPMENT Food and Drink Consumption jug
Production date
1951
Production place
Measurements
H102 x W90 x D70 mm
Media/Materials description
Porcelain
Signature/Marks
"A West Prospect of the Worcester Porcelain Manufactory 111757" Arms. Inside "1751 Royal Worcester 1951" Black Mark "Bicentenary 1951"
NIL CONSCIRE SIBI, PERENNE SUB SOLE NIHIL
History and use
This jug and tag are part of the Ben Ronalds collection of fine ceramics and glassware. The jug is part of a set.

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.
Registration number
H11539.1

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