6039 An unusual water or wine jug
This rather magnificent jug was probably intended originally for water - and it would work very well in that capacity. However, there is no reason why it should not be used for wine. It will hold a full bottle comfortably and pours very well.
The jug is of baluster outline and well cut with oval 'printies' or 'olives' between vertical and horizontal V grooves and with a star-cut base. The neck has unusually large prismatic cutting beneath a panel or slice-cut neck, while the rim is shaped and of ogee form. It has a bold loop handle cut with a shaped thumbpiece.
Apart from one tiny 'nibble' to the rim, there is no other evidence of damage and the jug is very bright and clear.
Date: c.1830 - 40
Dimensions: 9.5", 24.1 cm. High