This large luster and polychrome jug or ewer is striking and decorative. It is also either a factory second or the worst design ever for pouring liquid (I tried it out - you can't pour from this with any degree of accuracy).
But it is still a very decorative early luster pitcher. It has lots of relief molding, with a parade of figures, putti and chariots pulled by exotic animals. The base color is a bright blue, and the luster trim is purple. Add the additional enameling and you have a very colorful piece.
Impressed mark on bottom "Enoch Wood & Sons"
English, from the 1820 period.
Size: Approximately 8" high at handle
Condition: Good. There is a 1 1/2" crack in body where top end of handle attaches, faint crow foot on bottom, staining/discoloration to interior, particularly on inner side of pouring lip, faint residue of accession or inventory number on bottom. No other chips, cracks or repairs. Sounds awful, but actually makes an impressive display.
Note that I try to be conservative about condition descriptions, carefully noting any flaws. Of course, with antique items, there will be some signs of usage, and/or manufacturing defects. But overall, my customers have always been pleasantly surprised upon receiving their items, and of course, returns are no problem if I happen to miss anything.
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