RARE BROWN STONEWARE COMIC CHARACTER JUG. Circa 1850
This rare and totally engaging Brown Stoneware Comic Character Jug dates from circa 1850.
It is modelled as a jovial, rogue-ish fellow bearing his teeth and sticking out his tongue.
A similar Jug is illustrated in R.K. Henrywood’s Illustrated Guide to British Jugs, Page 209, Plate 580. I think our Jug has even more attitude and ‘exhibits considerable naive charm’.
There is just a small, thin nick to the underside of the footrim (at 8.00 o’clock in the close-up photograph). Other than that there are no cracks, chips or restoration which is quite amazing considering the Jug may once have been used in a Tavern.
Height: 7.5 inches (19 cm)