Eglinton green relief moulded stoneware jug William Ridgway antique - Eglinton Jousting tournament knights on horseback & in armour 1840 19cm H 800ml
A very decorative and collectable antique relief moulded stoneware jug, circa 1840 featuring a Medieval scene of knights jousting on horseback. The base is stamped (size) 12, published by W. Ridgway, son and co, Hanley, September 1, 1840.
This light sage green stoneware jug, inspired by the 'Eglinton Tournament' - a re-enactment of a jousting tournament at Eglinton Castle, Kilwinning, in Northern Ayrshire, Scotland in August 1839. The jug is relief-moulded with a scenes of jousting knights on horseback on each side, flanked by standing figures in armour, with a tent in the centre, beneath the spout. The scenes framed by gothic arches above and a foliate frieze below. Below the scenes a broad band with grape vine wreath, a frieze of gothic arches on the underside on the body, set on a scalloped foot with foliate decoration. The interior with glossy glaze. Some collectors may refer to this stoneware as drabware.
The jug was made by William Ridgway, son and company of the Church Works, High Street in Hanley, Stoke on Trent Staffordshire, England. This partnership operated from about 1838 until 1847.
The jug stands 7 1/2 inches (19 cm) high and is 4 7/8 inches (12.3 cm) diameter at the widest point. The jug is very good condition with just a tiny chip to the foot-rim below the line of the handle. There are manufactured holes in the rim which could be used to attach a lid. Capacity approximately 1 1/2 pints or 800 ml, so will easily hold a bottle of wine! The jug weighs 512 grammes unpacked.
A great antique decorative for display or use to add to a collection of Ridgway relief moulded ware or jugs and pitchers.
A similarly shaped one is in the British Museum reference 2009, 8049.39