Take me to Brighton small jug
£75.00 / Made to Order
Brighton is famous for many things, fun being high up the list at least since the Prince Regent built his holiday home, the Royal Pavilion, there in the late C18.
While it no longer has two piers, it does have at least two carousels or 'gallopers', featuring horses, chariots and cockerels. These became a focal point at fairs and seaside resorts from the mid C19, and are part of a celebrated tradition of popular art.
Eric Ravilious made this engraving of his wife Tirzah on a merry-go-round for the Golden Cockerel Press in 1931.
This 1 pint jug measures 11.5cm tall and has a 9 cm diameter at base and neck.
Transfer printed and hand painted pink lustre decoration including a star under the spout,
The hand-made nature of the ware means that it is subject to minor imperfections, just like those from the early C19 that are our inspiration. There will be small variation in decoration.