Large saltglaze tankard featuring the crowned initials GR for King George II and made for the British market. The central medallion including detailed crown above the intials and a winged cherub-head below, framed by a blue petalled border with stylised scrolls to the sides. The neck with manganese reeding.
The rear is inscribed "½" to indicate capacity.
Height 23 cm / 9 inches
Handle missing, hairline firing crack to base.
An exceptional example. Jugs of this type are rare but most are much smaller and have only the bare initials; here they are crowned.
Surrey estate, acquired in the 1980s.
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