Cabbage leaf maskhead jug

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Caughley's most famous shape was the cabbage leaf maskhead jug. The name comes from the moulded cabbage leaf design on the body of the jug and the maskhead spout. These jugs, known also as Dutch Jugs, were very popular from 1770 to 1800, and were made by many other porcelain manufactories, including Worcester. This design is the Three Flowers pattern and the jug is inscribed Nothing good within I have Be not so free to every Knave My Master only I supply Let begging fellows go & buy. 1792. This is a reference to beer, which the jug may have been used to hold.

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