A rare, interesting and collectable octagonal copper lustre jug with low relief moulded decoration of two standing hunters or huntsmen. One has a long musket and a dog, the other holding a hawk, falcon or bird of prey. They each are wearing long frock coats, boots and trousers, additionally they are wearing hats, caps, tams or berets with long feathers attached to them. The moulding is mirror image on each side. The jug or pitcher dates from around 1840 to 1850 and was most probably made in Staffordshire England.
This is a great item for any collector of lustreware or unusually shaped jugs. This copper lustre earthenware jug has a cream glazed interior and features hand painted branches and foliage in shades of blue, green and pink enamel. The handle is a gnarled crab-stock branch shape and is also decorated in enamels.
The jug stands approximately 7 inches high, the diameter at the widest point is 5 1/4 inches and it weighs 705 grammes unpacked.
The jug or pitcher is in very good antique condition with two small chips to the foot rim, commensurate with the age and use. Please see the images. This is a lovely item to add to any collection of lustreware, hunting scene ceramics or early to mid 19th century jugs.