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Green Dragon Jug 1925

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Clem Ainslie - Harvey School - Green Dragon Jug 1925

Clem Ainslie – Harvey School – Green Dragon Jug 1925

Green Dragon Jug & stand

Pinch built with globular body, on four small feet.

Modelled with a dragon head protruding off the back rim, its snout forming the thumb-piece, and tongue continuing down the handle, the rim and foot framed by strapwork.

Signed but undated, but most

probably 1925

Size: 16.5cm high

Item #5

“A favourite….. this jug always stood on the table full of water, for visitors….”

These ‘Dragon Jugs’ are fantastically expressive, the dragon being extremely cheeky with lolling tongue and wide-open eyes. Interestingly, another comparable example is one made by Harvey himself for use in his own home, ‘Milo’. This was also made in 1925, and is the obvious source for Clem’s own humorous creation, She also made hers for use at home: this green jug was a favourite conversation piece when visitors were served water from it, while the similar yellow toned jug was used anytime there was custard on the table.

 

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