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Large Enamel Ewer


A good-looking large white enamel water jug with black enamel trim to its rim and base. Would make a great indoor watering can for houseplants.

Year of manufacture: c.1930 - 1950

Origin: England 

Material: enamelware

Height: 155cm

Diameter: 26cm

Diameter from spout to handle: 31cm

Condition: good, with knocks to the enamel on the underside - see image; and knocks to the enamel inside. The outside, the important bit, is all good!

History of enamel in the home

Up until the mid 19th century kitchen storage vessels were either ceramic or tin. Although the enamelling process had been invented hundreds of years before, it took the Industrial Revolution to drive forward the quality of vitreous enamelling and its application to everyday household objects; and by the end of the 19th Century enamelled kitchen vessels had become commonplace.