This Purinton Pottery 'Fruits' Kent jug features a hand painted red apple and a golden pear decorating both sides of the jug. Each fruit is outlined in brown with a matching brown stem and a single teal-green leaf. The handle and the lip of the pitcher are both trimmed in matching teal green with deep scallops around the top edge. This pattern is called simply "Fruits."
Larger than a creamer and smaller than most pitchers, this shape, known as the Kent Jug, was made by Purinton around 1939 to1959.
The heavy pottery jug measures 4-1/2 inches in diameter by 4-1/2 inches tall. The handle adds another inch and a half to the diameter. There is no mark.
The only sign of age is wear on the bottom.