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Ironstone Barrel Water Jug


A good early twentieth century Mailing ironstone barrel shaped water jug with incised banding "Mailing England" stamped to its underside. Early ironstone jugs are getting much harder to find these days, and this one is in excellent condition.

Plain, unadorned ironstone water jugs with clean-lines and simple forms were part of the everyday 19th and early 20th century kitchen. Their purity and functionality is as appealing today as it was then; and when used for either water, milk or flowers, or simply amassed as a decorative collection, they make an arresting addition to the modern home.

Year of manufacture: 1910

Origin: England

Material: Ceramic ironstone

Height 17cm Diameter 14cm Diameter handle to spout 22cm

Condition: very good - some very slight discolouration but nothing untoward, and the tinniest of nicks to the underside of the base of the handle (see image), yet barely noticeable.

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