This 7 ¼” Pratt Decorated, Molded Jug includes the popular “Sportive Innocence” and “Mischievous Sport” scenes of children playing. These molded scenes are in heart-shaped cartouches on either side, and there are wonderful, molded borders, both top and bottom. In addition, there is molding on the handle and spout. The jug is about 8” from handle to spout, and the “Sportive Innocence” and “Mischievous Sport” titles are impressed in the hearts, below the scenes, but are too faint to photograph.
The jug is in excellent condition and displays magnificently. Rich, strong Pratt colors (blue, green brown and orange) and very crisp molding. There are no chips, cracks, lines or restorations in the piece, only a very small glaze rub on the edge of the handle, some table/shelf rubbing on the bottom and several small, scattered glaze pings (kiln schmootz, most likely). You really couldn’t ask for a better example.
7 ¼” Pratt Decorated Molded Jug, c. 1790