20 January 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price Realised GBP 750
A STAFFORDSHIRE POTTERY CYLINDRICAL JUG BY GEORGE EYRE
CIRCA 1870, THE SCENES NAMED IN GREY SCRIPT
Painted with allegorical scenes within a continuous landscape, titled 'Amour hayt l'avarice' and 'Amour dompte la colere', signed with a conjoined GE monogram
5½ in. (14 cm.) high
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This jug was painted by George Eyre (1818-1887), sometime Art Director of Minton Hollins the tile makers. He married Betsy Stone in 1847 and had three children, including the watercolourist John Eyre, R.B.A., R.I. (1850-1927).
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