DESCRIPTION: For sale - an art deco style earthenware character jug of Benjamin Franklin seated on chair and holding the Liberty Bell designed by Sir Percy Metcalfe.
BASE MARKS: The legend on the base reads 'THE EDITION OF THESE JUGS IS STRICTLY LIMITED. THIS IS NUMBER 49' Below the legend is 'PERCY METCALFE SC.'. Then the Ashtead Potters mark with 'Star' date symbol indicating 1925/1926 and 'MADE IN ENGLAND'.
ASHTEAD CATALOGUE NUMBER: No known catalogue number
NAME: Benjamin Franklin Jug
COLOUR: White glaze, with painted decoration
SIZE: 9.75 inches (24.8cm) tall
WEIGHT: 1.82 pound (0.825kg)
DESIGNER: Sir Percy Metcalfe
CONDITION: Very good. No chips, cracks or breaks. There is some paint flaking to the black britches and two small paint flakes on the shoes. There is some black touching-in to the britches. There is very minimal crazing.