Sir Francis Burnett, a rare large Staffordshire yellow ground jug, c. 1810.

A rare and unusually large Staffordshire pottery jug, c. 1810. The solid yellow ground jug, printed with a titled portrait of Sir Francis Burdett, within a laurel wreath. The reverse inscribed with details of his incarceration within the Tower of London, 6 April 1810. The neck painted with stylised leaf scroll.
Height 19.5 cm, 7 3/4”.
Condition - Small repair to the spout. Otherwise in perfect condition.

Sir Francis Burdett, MP and baronet, was commited to parliamentary reform and as such became a popular figure to the underpriviledged classes who believed he would end their suppression. His views however were not popular in parliament and as this jug documents he 'was commited to the Tower on 6th April 1810 by the House of Commons for firmly and disinterestedly asserting the legal rights of the British people'.

Medium: Earthenware

Height:  17.50 cm, 6.89"

Condition: Small repair to the spout. Otherwise in perfect condition


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