A pearlware jug with silver lustre resist decoration, consisting of six round cartouches, each containing a stylised flower or geometric floral decoration.
There is no foot. The base is turned and recessed and the clear lead glaze shows a blue colour typical of pearlware where it pools under the base. The base has a small enamelled decorators mark of the number 26 in dark red or brown.
The handle has two external spurs and one internal spur, with a spur type upper terminal and a rolled type moulded lower terminal. The spout is plain.
Made in Staffordshire circa 1810-1820.
Silver lustre was produced using platinum rather than silver.
121 mm highest to top of handle thumbspur.
A small tight spider-crack (star-crack) in belly in lower front. Two small chips under tip of spout lip. A tiny almost invisible spider-crack in base which does not appear to penetrate to the inside. As is usual the silver lustre is worn in places, including the handle, around foot and on mid body on obverse side.