Octagonal Copper Lustre Jug with Low Relief Moulded Grapes Border c 1840
An interesting and collectable octagonal copper lustre jug with low relief moulded decoration dating from around 1840. This is a great item for any collector of lustreware or unusually shaped jugs. This copper lustre earthenware jug has a lustre glazed interior and has pink green yellow and blue enameled flowers on the flat panels of the octagonal shape. The octagonal tapered shaped foot has low relief moulded geometric "diaper" panels. The rim also featuring low relief moulding of Gothic arches, crosses, flowers and bunches of grapes. The handle is of a sweeping elongated S shape with scrolls and a thumb rest.
The jug stands approximately 7 inches high, the diameter at the widest point is 6 inches inches and it weighs 560 grammes unpacked. The jug or pitcher is in excellent antique condition with one small chip and associated crack to the end of the curve of the right hand side of the spout. there is no restoration, there is some rubbing to the lustre decoration on the edge high points, commensurate with the age and use. This is a lovely item to add to any collection of lustreware or early 19th century jugs.
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