Dudson Sprigged Ale Jug with Hops Barley Grapevine Pattern Victorian c 1860
A sprigged ale, beer jug or wine ewer made in a taupe or buff coloured stoneware. This is a very attractive example of Victorian period sprigged stoneware which gives the look of Jasper ware. This lovely beer jug or wine ewer has a capacity of 2 1/2 pints and was produced by the renowned factory of Dudson - this is one of their documented designs. There is an incised shape number 676 and impressed number 12 on the base.
The crisp white sprigging is beautifully detailed and includes a grapevine with grapes, sheaves of barley and hops, each cameo is in between neo-classical design vertical bands. The drinking themed design makes us think the jug was probably intended for use as ale jug or wine ewer. It has a glazed interior and is in very good, clean condition with just a faint hairline around the lower part of the handle, near the terminal.
The jug is a very good looking item of sprigged stoneware dating from around 1860 and perfect to add to a collection.
Height 7 1/4 inches ( 18.4 cm)
length Handle 6 inches (15.2 cm)
Body diameter 5 1/4 inches (13.3 cm)
Weight 810 grammes unpacked