This handsome silver lustreware jug has a lower body decorated with gadrooning, and the upper body molded with flowers. It is 4-3/8" high at the handle, and about 6-1/8" long. The lustre entirely covers the brown earthenware jug, except for the base.
Actually, this type of ware should be called platinum lustre, as the silvery effect was due to the use of platinum salts for the glaze.
The creamer is in excellent condition. There are no chips, no cracks, and no repairs. It rings when tapped. There is only slight wear to the lustre. It is unsigned, as is common with these early lustrewares. I date this jug c.1830.
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