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White Enamel Water Jug


A good-looking large white enamel water jug - which would make a great indoor watering can for houseplants.

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.

Year of manufacture: c.1950

Origin: England 

Material: enamelled steel

Height: 21.5cm

Diameter: 14.5cm

Width from handle to spout 21cm

Condition: good, with some minor rust marks and some minor knocks to the enamel - see images.