Antique English 7.5" Bat Printed Creamware Jug Pitcher Early 19 C. Staffordshire
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Antique English 7.5" Bat Printed Creamware Jug Pitcher Early 19 C. Staffordshire:
Up for sale is this charming antique English creamware jug with apple green ground and bat-printed decoration made in the very early part of the 19th century. I purchased this jug at the Little Chelsea Antique Fair in October of 2003 at the very beginning of my hobby as a ceramics dealer/collector. I stupidly packed a smaller object inside of it (a creamer I think) and shipped it to Virginia. It arrived with a round 2-1/2" diameter hole in its side. Fortunately, I know the best professional restorer and she brought it back to life. You can barely see where she worked her magic. As a result, it can be appreciated for years to come. It can never have water in it though due to the restoration. If you want to use it as a vase (it looks beautiful in the Spring with fresh flowers), you will have to use a glass liner or something similar. Here are the details:
- The jug measures 7-1/2" high by 9-1/4" from handle to spout. - There are no markings of any kind and none were covered up by the restoration. I do not know who made it. - Please look at pictures 9 and 10 for the areas where the restoration was done. The original hole was in the solid green area of picture 9 and the overspray from the restoration extends down under the base in picture 10. Of course this would be very visible under a black light. The only sign of it in regular light, is the slightly glossier paint from the restoration (both inside and out). The feel of the paint is also just slightly different than the original baked on glaze. - There are no chips, cracks or other restorations to the piece. - The handle has areas of discoloration and roughness. It looks to me like at least part of this occurred during the firing process when imperfections like these happened. This is one way to know it's an early piece made when kiln temperature control was very difficult. - I'd love to hear from you if you have ideas as to who may have made this.
I'm downsizing in preparation for retirement. Please check out my other listings.
I'm happy to combine shipping for multiple purchases if it lowers the cost. Sometimes it doesn't though.
I've listed this in an sale format so please don't send me offers to end it early. I enjoy watching the process and won't do it.