Large Victorian Jasperware Jug
Jasperware, is a type of pottery first developed by Josiah Wedgwood in the 1770s. Usually described as stoneware it has an unglazed matte "biscuit" finish and is produced in a number of different colours, Relief decorations in contrasting colours (typically in white) are characteristic of jasperware, giving a cameo effect. The reliefs are produced in moulds and applied to the ware as sprigs. Many Staffordshire potters caried on to produce this style of ware all through the 19th century and into the 20th.
This is a very fine Jasperware jug with fine sprigs of bell shaped flowers and ferns decorating the body of the jug. It has a rope twist handle very popular during the victorian period, it bears no makers marks but would have been made in Staffordshire.
Condition is very good.
Dimensions : 20cm x 15cm