A small earthenware jug with a black ‘Jackfield’ type glaze. Simple extruded strap handle with basic ‘kick-up’ lower terminal. The spout is the angular ‘sparrow-beak’ type. It stands on three moulded paw type feet. The base is flat and fully glazed.
Generally referred to as Jackfield ware, but was called ‘Shining Black’ by the potters who made it (including Wedgwood and Whieldon). This jug, like most so-called Jackfield ware, was probably made in Staffordshire rather than Jackfield in Shropshire.
Pot ID: AP/330
Dimensions: 113mm Highest to top of handle.
Net Weight (grams): 204
One of the feet (below the handle) has broken off and been re-glued. There are numerous tiny shallow chips around edge of rim, and the usual age related glaze scratches and wear.