- Museum number
Jug; tin-glazed earthenware; globular with a long squat neck and flared foot; painted in colours (blue, green and yellow ochre) with Samson (Sampson) and the Lion in an oval reserve and with Chinese symbols in blue in eight panels on the body either side of the handle; initials on the neck and near the handle.
- Production date
- 1620 (circa)
Height: 27.90 centimetres
Width: 21.80 centimetres (Maximum)
- Curator's comments
- Michael Archer discusses this jug and a similar one in the V&A in his V&A catalogue 'Delftware, the Tin-glazed Earthenware of the British Isles (1997) pp241-2.
The painted motifs are taken from the eight Buddhist treasures, often used inconsistently mixed from around the 14th century with the eight Daoist treasures. (Sheila Vainker, Jan. 2009)
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2010/11, 1 May-9 Jan, London, British Museum, Room 2, Recent Publications from the British Museum Press
1973 Mar-Jul, Netherlands, Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum, English Delftware, cat. 6
- Part of foot restored; body restored - May 2006.
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number