Antique Victorian Stoneware Siege of Acre Ale Jug Buff with Brown Dip Glaze 1860
An antique British stoneware jug dating from circa 1860 featuring a moulded pattern known as The Siege of Acre, This battle took place in 1799 as part of the Napoleonic wars and the scene shows the British forces under Sir Sidney Smith holding back Napoleon's army at Acre in the then Ottoman Empire.
The 7 1/2 inches high jug is made of a buff coloured stoneware with a brown dip glaze to the top section. The jug is unmarked, as is usually the case with stoneware items dating from this period, but was probably produced by one of Staffordshire or Derbyshire potteries of the mid-19th century.
The jug is in good condition with a small chip to the outside of the neck rim and a tiny glaze chip to the inner rim, towards the spout - see images. It weighs 752g. A nice item to add to any collection of English stoneware or commemorative ware/ militaria