Exceptional quality 19th century Salt Glazed Stoneware Pitcher made between 1831 - 1850 in Staffordshire, England, with a beautiful decorative design of calla lilies and their leaves, and a trellis pattern. The detail is incredible! Such a pristine stoneware jug and extremely functional as well as astoundingly decorative, the handle features another flower on both sides.
Pitchers or jugs like this would have been in use daily for beer or cider in the mid 1800's. However, these examples, which are elaborately and crisply modeled, would have been comparatively expensive and was probably intended largely for show, or, at most, for use on special occasions. Jugs like this are on permanent display at the V & A Museum in London. Unmarked, as many of these collectable pieces of pottery are from this era. Please choose one or both from this collection.