We love Staffordshire jugs or pitchers, and this is one of our favorites! Made between 1850 and 1891, This English syrup or molasses jug has a ringed mocha ware pattern and delightful caricatures or anthropomorphic cartoons of swimming figures--barrels with faces and arms and legs that look like frog appendages, bottles with pipe-smoking cork faces--rather odd, but we think these may have been some sort of political satire of the day. These designs go around the neck of the jug and are repeated in negative (as in a photo) around the body of the jug--see photo. The piece is marked with the impressed Brownfield and 5 over 79 along with the word Haas or possibly Hans. The pewter lid has a feather shaped thumb rest. 4 3/8" high and in excellent condition.
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