From Bulletin 114 January 2002.

 Hard on the heels of the report of Tiger Hunt in Bull. 113 page 10 comes the photograph (below) of the said pattern on two jugs with the printed title and maker's mark JLC for Jonathan Lowe Chetham. In addition, the transfer on both jugs has been trimmed below the spout to allow for the application of the name B.Pursell. in under-glaze black. The larger jug is 152mm high and has a base diameter of 108mm, while the smaller is 127mm high with a base diameter of 86mm. (See photographs below). The jug reported in Bulletin 113 is said to be the same shape as the JLC Nosegay jug in Bulletin 81 page 4, however, the jugs shown here appear to be of a different shape (less rounded) and have simple handles with no kicks.

 

The  somewhat comical tiger is seen clearly on the smaller jug in the photograph (below left) hiding in the bushes below the owner's name. Meanwhile, the hunters are riding in all directions. The flower heads in the border pattern around both the inside and outside of the necks of the jugs appear in simpler form in the cartouche on the base.

                       


                                                                              The mark on the base of the jug

                                                                                                                Tiger Hunt JLC                                                                               



ANCHORING THE DOLPHIN - Bull. 113 page 3 - from June Clelland and Connie Rogers

(Connie Rogers) - The author of Scottish Ceramics, Henry Kelly, gave me a number of pictures of willow pieces in his collection along with photocopies of the marks. One is a soup plate, diameter 266mm, with the same dolphin/anchor mark. He attributes it to the Verreville Pottery, Glasgow.

(June Clelland) - Many years ago I was sent a photocopy of three sets of shards said to be printed in underglaze blue, each with this mark on it. They had been recovered from the dig on the site of the Verreville Pottery in Glasgow. I was also told by another enthusiast who had been at the dig that these shards were, indeed, Verreville. One set might not have been proof of origin, but three sets must surely be enough to put this mark at the Verreville Pottery, probably in the early 1830s.

[June sent a copy of the sets of shards with the mark, one of which is illustrated (below). It is undoubtedly that shown in the bulletin. Ed.]