Strawberry Sprigged Copper Lustre Jug with Low Relief Grapes Border c 1830
A copper lustre jug with strawberry, pear and cherry sprigs and low relief moulded grapevine decoration dating from around 1830. This is a great item for any collector of lustreware or unusually shaped jugs. This copper lustre earthenware jug has a plain white glazed interior and has pink green yellow and blue enamelled fruit on either side of the jug. The baluster shaped body has low relief moulded grapevine border. The handle is of a long curved elongated "C" shape with scrolls and a thumb rest.
The jug stands approximately 5 1/2 inches high, the diameter at the widest point is 4 1/4 inches, 6 inches overall length and it weighs 326 grammes unpacked. The jug or pitcher is in excellent antique condition with one small chip to a leaf on one of the sprigs. There is some rubbing to the enamel 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.