A small treacleware moulded jug of hydra-type octagonal form. Pale cream buff coloured clay body with brown ‘Rockingham’ type glaze. It has a crabstock moulded handle. The base is almost flat with only a slightly recessed center and an un-glazed foot ring.
The body and neck are moulded with ‘sprigs’ (not applied) of flowers, leaves and fruit.
A clear-glazed enamelled white-ware version of this jug, with the same moulding, is illustrated in ‘The Pottery and Porcelain of Swansea and Nantgarw’ by E. Morton Nance, (1985), pl.LXVII, and attributed to Swansea c.1831-1850. The treacleware versions are scarce and are considered to be a Swansea product. No marks.
127 mm highest to top of spout.
There is a short 5cm hairline from rim on obverse side. Minor chipping and edge wear around the rim. The glaze appears to be slightly over fired.