A very fine and pleasing late Georgian copper bulbous-form ale jug with graceful s-curve handle, hammered and notched spout, thumb rest, concave base and dovetailed seams. This jug is fashioned from a heavy, good quality copper and was certainly made by a skilled smithy as is evident from the additional finer detailing such as the rolled top rim, the riveted reinforcing second layer of of copper where the handle joins the body and the notched fitting of the spout. The concave base prevented the hot ale from damaging the wooden tops of the tavern tables.
This substantial jug stands a stately 12 1/2" high and measures 11" across from tip of spout to handle. It weighs an impressive four and a half pounds! Aside from a few, expected shallow dings the piece is in very, very good condition. There are no deep dents, gouges, breaks or repairs.
This beautiful style was popular from the late 1780's through the early 1800's.
Handsome Circa 1800 English Copper Ale Jug with Dovetailed Seams