A Fine First Period Dr Wall Worcester Blue Scale, Cabbage-Leaf Moulded Mask Jug, moulded with overlapping cabbage leaves over the body in ‘Dutch’ jug form, adapted from Meissen. The spout features a moulded male mask with grey painted beard and delicately painted facial features. Along the rim, a gilt decorated border consists of painted floral sprays between a green tinted lappet band. Beneath the border, gilt decorated c-scroll cartouches are painted with floral swags in pink, yellow, green, and purple against a blue scale ground. The body features gilt decorated c-scroll reserved cartouches on the front and back displaying a central floral spray. Similar panelled cartouches with floral sprays are painted on the sides. The double-scroll handle is further enhanced with scroll decoration painted in puce. The base is outlined with gilt.
Underglaze blue square seal mark
Condition: Crack to base which runs half way up the side but is stable.
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