An unusual Majolica jug in the form of a monkey, probably French in origin. The jug is about eight and a quarter inches in height and is in perfect condition with no chips or cracks.
It is lighter in weight than one might expect and, despite the fact that it is perfect, has little or no 'ring'. There is a fairly obvious mould line between the two halves, which can be seen clearly on the photographs.
It is a jug full of character and would work well as a jug for iced drinks because of the small aperture in the monkey's mouth through which the liquid emerges.