c1810 Georgian English Copper Rimmed Stoneware Harvest Jug


A really fine condition Georgian English two-tone unsigned salt-glazed stoneware jug.

It is very unusual in that the jug has a copper band along the top rim, decorated with a triple reed. Generally, these are made of silver. The sprigged hunting and drinking scenes’ decoration has a glass-like coating, achieved by adding salt to the kiln and firing at around 780 degrees Centigrade (1660 F). As the sodium chloride vaporizes and bonds with the silica in the clay, it creates a silicate glass “salt-glaze” finish. This is a perfect example of an early 19th century ’Harvest Jug’, that were popular for over a 100 years and made by several manufacturers. There are no cracks or chips to the stoneware.

Size: 18 x 15 x 19 cm (7 x 6 x 7 ½ inches)
Weight: 973 g