Sarreguemines, France,is the location of Utzschneider and Company, founded about 1800, producers of majolica, dinnerware, figurines and novelties. This great majolica face jug, #7891, circa 1880 - 1900, is named "The Black Bill" for the black bill on the blue and red conductor-type cap the smiling character with up-turned collar is wearing. Made in several sizes, this jug measures 5 1/2" in height and 5 1/4" from front to back. The base is stamped "7891".. There are no cracks, chips, repairs or evidence of crazing. Great face jug.
JUNE 2015 marks the 12th anniversary for Bry's Antiques on Ruby Lane
12th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION - June 2015 - ALL purchase orders for $100 or more receives an ADDITIONAL 12% DISCOUNT on mdse.