Antique Etruscan Figures Pottery Jug Black Glazed with Lustre and Pewter Lid Possibly Samuel Alcock circa 1860
Here we have an attractive and collectable English pottery jug or pitcher with pewter lid dating from around 1860 - 1880. It is decorated with a Greek or classical revival design sometimes referred to as Etruscan on a black glazed ground. This jug dates from around 1860 and was possibly made by Samuel Alcock who made similar pieces.
It has a transfer printed design featuring classical Greek, Roman or Etruscan figures and a horse on a black painted background. The figures have been hand coloured in iron red and pink, there is also orange lustre highlighting to all of the figures. There is a classical border to the rim and the pot has a pewter rim and hinged lid.
The jug stands 8 inches high and has a base diameter of 4 1/8 inches. There are no maker's marks as is often the case with items of this period. It was probably produced by one of the Staffordshire factories of the day. The jug has a stabilised crack leading from one side and through the edge of the base and across to the other side, and some wear to the black glaze ground. However, this is not obvious and the jug still displays well. The jug has a glazed interior and weighs 545g unpacked.
This is a nice item for any collector of small antique jugs or classical revival, Greek, Roman or Etruscan themed items.