Brown saltglazed stoneware jug. Oddfellows sprigs. Derbyshire. c.1840-1850. AP/1355.


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A large brown stoneware saltglazed (salt-glazed) jug with a moulded greyhound handle. The neck has large floral sprigs mirrored on obverse and reverse sides, which depict motifs of the ‘Union’, including thistles, shamrock, and roses. The front of the body has a large coat of arms sprig which depicts a central heraldic shield containing an hour glass, crossed keys, an animal (horse?) with keys and a chevron with three horns. There is a female figure either side of the shield, Faith (left), Hope (right), and a smaller figure of Charity on top of a knights helm at top. Below the shield is an open hand with a heart in the palm, with a banner below with an inscription which reads: ‘FRIENDSHIP | LOVE | AND | TRUTH’. On either side of the body are large sprigs of lions passant. The spout has a moulded mask. Simple turned foot a turned flat base. The inside has a greenish grey glaze.

The shield sprig is the motif of the Oddfellows society.

Made in Derbyshire, probably Oldfield & Co., Brampton.

Pot ID: AP/1355
Dimensions: 200mm high to top of spout.
Net Weight (grams): 1845

Condition Report:
Four tiny chips on spout lip. Tiny chips on lion’s tail and noses. Tree sprig has tip missing but is a glazed over production fault.


Weight 2500 g