Victorian Majolica Jug
In the mid to late 19th century a type of pottery known as majolica was made by a simple process (paint, fire) whereby coloured lead glazes were applied direct to an unfired clay mould, typically relief-moulded, resulting in brightly coloured, hard-wearing, inexpensive wares both useful and decorative, most commonly decorated with flora and fauna. This type of majolica was introduced to the public at the 1851 Great Exhibition in London, later widely copied and mass-produced byMinton & Co., who developed the coloured lead glazed products.
This is a lovely large majolica jug with a decoaration to resemble the wooden stays of a barrel tied together with a lilac band. The handle is a rope design which was very popular in the Victorian period.
Condition is good with no cracks or chips.
Dimensions: 18cm x 16cm