White Enamel Ewer
A good-looking large white enamel water jug stamped "E H & S Regina Lye" on its base. Would make a great indoor watering can for houseplants.
Year of manufacture: c.1930 - 1950
Condition: good with a small knock to the enamel on one side near the base - see image.
History of enamel in the home
Up until the mid 19th century kitchen 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 items of all shapes and sizes had become commonplace.