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Vintage English Ironstone Ceramic Jug Pitcher

Product code: 31123

£35.00 Inc. VAT / £29.17 Excl. VAT

Ironstone Jug

Dimensions: 19.5cm W spout to handle x 18cm H

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Description

Vintage Ceramic jug from the Ironstone China Pottery, England.

This is an art deco style jug with an hexagonal shape body and a scalloped frill on the neck. It has a floral design in blues, pinks, greens and yellows and has a green border around the neck and top of the jug. This border is inlaid with decorative gold gilding. The gilding also is along the scalloped neck accentuating the shape. The floral design is carried along the handle and along the inner side of the neck and spout.

It is stamped on the base with Ironstone China, number 3/462 and Real Ironstone China.

It has some cracks in the spout which has been pinned in 3 places plus some chips. Most of the damage seems to be contained to that one area. This is all shown in the photographs.

Ironstone china is a type of stoneware introduced in England early in the 19th century by Staffordshire potters who sought to develop a porcelain substitute. The first successful manufacture of ironstone was achieved in 1800 by William Turner of the Lane End potteries at Longton, Staffordshire. In 1805 Turner sold his patent to Josiah Spode the Second, Stoke-upon-Trent, who called his bluish grey ceramic products stone china and new stone. A patent was granted to Charles James Mason, Lane Delph, in 1813 for the manufacture of “English porcelain,” a white ware that he marketed as Mason’s Ironstone China. Job and George Ridgway made a similar product under the name stone china. The wares, usually service pieces and vases based on Oriental shapes, were most often decorated with painted Chinese and Japanese motifs.

Please remember when buying vintage items, they will have signs of use but that is also what makes them so unique. We do our best to photograph and explain the condition of the item as best we can. If you have any questions about a particular item, please contact us. Please take the time to look at all pictures.

Product Code: 31123

Styling: It is a beautiful statement piece and can be used in any setting – modern or vintage style. Use in your own home as a vase or a decorative piece on display in any room in the house from front room to kitchen and even the bathroom, display on a table, shelf or windowsill. Would look lovely on display in a boutique, hotel, restaurant or retail setting.

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