Jug in the form of a young man's head

Factory:
Josiah Wedgwood and Sons (1759–present)
Factory owner:
Period of Josiah Wedgwood (British, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent 1730–1795 Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent)
Modeler:
Anthony Keeling (working ca. 1750–1800)
Date:
ca. 1785–90
Culture:
British, Etruria, Staffordshire
Medium:
Black basalt ware
Dimensions:
Height: 11 1/2 in. (29.2 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Pottery
Credit Line:
Gift of Frank K. Sturgis, 1932
Accession Number:
32.95.14
Not on view
The form of this jug is very similar to that of an Etruscan bronze jug now in the Louvre Museum; both probably derive from Greek terracottas of the 5th century B.C.
Inscription: Paper label: JOSIAH WEDGWOOD / Jubilee Exhibition / 1980 / VI V.4 / No. 32.1 / ast Bank of the U.S.

Marking: Impressed on underside of base: WEDGWOOD / K
Frank K. Sturgis (until 1932; to MMA)