Majolica Pineapple Jugs Graduated Set 3 Naturalistic Antique Victorian c 1870
A graduated set of three naturalistically modelled antique Victorian majolica pineapple shaped jugs. This highly collectable and extremely decorative set of three jugs each have low relief moulding covered in clear, green and yellow or ochre coloured glazes, the internals are covered in a lilac coloured glaze. This set of pitchers date from the mid 19th century during the Victorian period circa 1870.
They are each made from a cream coloured earthenware body that has been slip moulded in the pineapple shape. Each have a short slightly flaring cylindrical neck with a pouring lip, the whole neck is covered with a low relief moulded leaf pattern. There is an applied simple loop handle again covered with low relief moulded leaf design. Each jug has a thin circular foot-rim. The smallest jug has an unusual moulded target shaped mark, we have so far been unable to attribute a maker, it may be the mould makers mark, we would welcome any information relating to the mark.
Item condition: They are all in excellent antique condition, without chips cracks nor restoration. There is some very minor fritting on the inside of the jugs and some crazing to the glaze. All commensurate with age and use. This is a very decorative and sought after set for any Majolica collector or enthusiast of Victorian ceramics. They make a great statement piece in any setting and particularly in a period kitchen.
Height 7 3/8 inches ( 18.7 cm)
Diameter 5 inches ( 12.7cm)
Height 6 inches ( 15.2 cm)
Diameter 4 1/8 inches ( 10.5 cm)
Height 5 1/2 inches ( 14 cm)
Diameter 3 3/4 inches ( 9.5 cm)
Total weight 1278 grammes unpacked
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