Creamware jug and basin, England

Creamware jug and basin, England

Creamware jug and basin
Designed by George Bullock (died 1818); possibly made at Enoch Wood & James Caldwell's factory
England, Staffordshire
1808-15
Creamware, painted in enamels
Museum no. C.44:1,2-2005
Purchased with funds provided by the Contributing Members of the V&A

George Bullock designed pieces similar to this for Napoleon's use in exile. The bold classical style is unusual for English ceramics of the time and is closer in style to silver and furniture of this date. This is because Bullock was not a traditional ceramics maker, but a furniture designer, sculptor and upholsterer.