ANTIQUE JUG - FOR RESTORATION

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  • Item Category: Ceramics
  • Source: eBay UK
  • Sold Date: Apr 21, 2012
  • Channel: Auction House

HERE FOR AUCTION IS A VERY EARLY UNMARKED BLUE JUG. THE JUG IS BEING OFFERED FOR RESTORATION HAS IT HAS DAMAGE TO THE LIP AND HAS BEEN PREVIOUSLY PINNED. IT WAS OBVIOUSLY SOMEONES PRIDE AND JOY AND IS VERY UNUSUAL SHOWING TWO FIGURES WHICH LOOK LIKE YOUNG BOYS.

BESIDE THEM ON THE GROUND IS A BRUSH A CUP AND A BOTTLE ALONG WITH A PAIR OF OLD BELLOWS. ONE BOY HAS A POINTED CAP ON HIS HEAD AND IT LOOKS AS THOUGH THEY ARE PLAYING CARDS ON A LITTLE TABLE. THE DAMAGED SPOUT SHOWS A BEARDED MAN AND THERE ARE FLOURISHES OF LEAVES AROUND THE TOP OF THE JUG. THE FIGURES ARE IN RELIEF AND THE JUG HANDLE IS VERY DECORATIVE. HOW OLD THIS VASE IS IS HARD TO SAY BUT IT SCREAMS AGE.THERE IS WARE TO THE BASE SO IT HAS HAD PLENTY OF USE IN ITS LONG LIFE.