Pair Antique Etruscan Jugs Classical Greek Figures Jackfield Glaze S Alcock 1860
Here we have an attractive and decorative pair of English pottery jugs or pitchers dating from around 1860 - 1880 and decorated with a Greek or classical revival design sometimes referred to as Etruscan on a glossy black glazed ground. They were possibly made by Samuel Alcock who made similar pieces.
The jugs have transfer printed designs featuring classical Greek, Roman or Etruscan figures - two women on one side and two men on the other. If displayed facing each other, you can see both designs at the same time. The printing is in an orange/tan colour and there are green enamel bands and detailing.
The jugs stand 5 3/4 inches high and have a base diameter of 3 inches. Together they weigh 950 g and are in good order with just a small chip to the rim near the handle on one jug and a short tight hairline to the rim on the other They both have minor rubbing to the green painted rim.
They would make a great addition to any collection of Etruscan design pottery or black glazed/ Jackfield pieces.