From Bulletin 128 July 2005.

Jones' Fountain

From a correspondent

We are looking down on a cup and saucer. The saucer is 152mm diameter and is deep. The cup is 64mm high with a top diameter of 102mm. Slight moulding is evident on both. The cup has a ring handle. The saucer has an impressed mark in three lines OPAQUE / CHINA / EJONES and a printed cartouche with the pattern name FOUNTAIN and the initials EJ. The design, which appears on the inside and outside of the cup as well as on the saucer, shows a boy angel in a circle of dark cobalt blue holding a vessel with a swan drinking out of it. This is a fairly early example of flow blue, probably made by Elijah Jones at the Villa Pottery, Cobridge, c. 1831-39.