A very collectable and attractive example of copper lustreware dating from around 1825 to 30, the late Georgian to William IV period. This footed baluster shaped jug or pitcher is made of earthenware with a cream coloured glaze band and interior with a copper lustre rim handle and foot.
The cream coloured band has a hand coloured transfer printed pattern that appears to be a viariation of and based upon the A & E Keeling and Newhall porcelain "Tilted Table Pattern". It consists of a Chinese garden scene with a woman reading a book whilst sat on a tilted table or bench. There is a young boy behind her and man with a rose covered spear holding out a bowl to her. Behind the young boy is a basket with an oversized flowers and also a low fence.
The front of the jug has a house with tower on top of which a bird is perched with outstretched wings, looking very much like a Liver Bird symbol usually associated with Liverpool. To the left of this building is another oversized flower and more Chinese style buildings and a seated man with a parasol.
........The jug stands approx 5 inches high, 6 inches long and is approx 4 inches wide. It is in good antique condition with a little damage: the lower handle terminal has a crack around it, but does not appear to have come off, and there is a crack to the right side with a small associated rim chip Some wear to the lustre decoration. Please see the images. It weighs 334g unpacked.
This is a great item to add to any collection of antique lustreware, Chinoiserie or early 19th C jugs.