‘JOHN BULL GIVING BONEY A PULL,’ RARE SPODE CREAMWARE BLACK TRANSFER-PRINTED AND ENAMELLED JUG, 1803-05.Est. $500-$700
Sold: $360 ($300)
After the drawing by George Moutard Woodward, engraved by Isaac Cruikshank and published by Rudolph Ackermann, issued on August 7, 1803. Height 5 ⅝ inches.
Literature: An identical Spode jug, also finely engraved and painted with the characteristic brick red band outlined in black, is illustrated in David Drakard, “Printed English Pottery: History and Humour in the reign of George III 1760-1820,” p. 196, pl. 541. The author discusses Spode Napoleonic printed wares, as well as the earlier production of both anonymous factories and the known potter Thomas Harley, pp. 193-197.