This is an Ironstone pottery, large Jug or Pitcher made by the Mason's factory at Lane Delph, Staffordshire, England and is decorated in the Chinese Scroll Pattern, fully stamped and dating to the earliest period of Mason's Ironstone production, circa 1818.
This is a very rare shaped Masons Jug with a loop handle having a thumb spur.
The decoration is one of Mason's chinoiserie people patterns called the Chinese Scroll pattern, which tends to be a rarer pattern, showing a group of oriental (Chinese) figures in a garden setting, all within a scroll, which is surrounded by a rich border pattern with flowers and precious objects in the Chinese taste. This pattern was produced in different colour-ways with richly hand painted enamels, over-glaze in green, blue, orange, yellow, puce, pink, orange and white all in varying shades. The vase stand in the central scroll is hand gilded. The pattern is illustrated on Page 75 of a Guide to Mason's Patent Ironstone Patterns, circa 1813-1848, produced by The Mason's Collectors Club. The base has the Masons large crown and banner colour washed in green, which is recorded as being probably the earliest printed mark, indicating a date of circa 1813-1820, making this jug one of the earliest pieces of Mason's, as their Ironstone was only produced from 1813, which is late George 111 period.
Overall, a rare jug in a superbly decorated pattern.
Height: 7.38 in (18.75 cm)Width: 8 in (20.32 cm)Depth: 6.25 in (15.88 cm)
Condition: Very small repair to lower handle small flake chip. Wear consistent with age and use. Overall Good Condition. Star hairlines to base. Very good bright enamels. Structurally good.