Large Stoneware Ale Jug Sprigged Hunting Scene Chetham and Woolley c 1810
The jug is of and unmarked "Mist Type" ( The London Retailer) made of cream coloured stoneware with brown or treacle smear glazing to the main part of the body and the rim. This makes a great background for the finely detailed cream sprigged decoration which shows a Horse and hounds hunting scene known as The Kill. The detail is excellent and the sprigging is crisp and defined. The jug is so clean inside that it appears to have never been used other than for decoration.
It is in very good condition with just a stabilised crack around the lower part of the handle. It weighs 1536g and is a very decorative item for display or to add to any collection of antique jugs or pitchers or sprigged items.