Large silver lustre jug and small bachelor teapot. c.1820-1840. AP/386 + AP/222.


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Two items of silver lustre ware (lustreware). Both pots are red earthenware with lead glaze and silver lustre decoration. Most likely to have been produced in Staffordshire. This ware was often called poor man’s silver and looks like silver rather than ceramic, especially when lit with an oil lamp or candle. The silver lustre was obtained using platinum salts.
The jug (AP/386) is large, of plain form, with an interior white slip wash. The handle has one internal and one external spur. The spout has leaf moulding.
The bachelor size teapot (AP/222) has a button finial, plain spout and plain handle with two external spurs.

Pot ID: AP/386  (jug)
Dimensions: 173mm high to top of handle.
Net Weight (grams): 616
Date: c.1820-1830

Condition Report:
A small chip on top handle spur. A short hairline from rim where spout joins neck which stops at shoulder (c. 5cm). A chip on foot ring.

Pot ID: AP/222  (teapot)
Dimensions: 78mm high to top of finial.
Net Weight (grams): 232
Date: c.1830-1840

Condition Report:
A tiny chip on spout lip. The lustre is worn throughout.

Weight 1450 g