Large Antique Gallon Jug Georgian Pan Ammon Head Spout Brown Dipped Rim c 1830
A very decorative antique cider or ale jug or pitcher dating from around 1830 and made of cream coloured earthenware with a cream glaze and brown dip glazed rim that has run or dripped down the body. It is an impressive, large item and holds a gallon (eight pints).
The Dutch shape jug stands 9 inches high - has a Pan or Ammon mask head spout ( a bearded man with ram horns) and is a great looking item with a rustic style. It was probably produced by a Staffordshire factory but as with most pottery items dating from this period, there are no maker's marks.
The jug is approximately 12 inches wide and is a substantial piece, weighing 1848g. It is in good antique used condition with a few glaze chips around the foot and two cracks from the neck rim. It is a great display piece and would look great on a dresser or table in a country kitchen, for example.