Antique hand painted ironstone milk or cream jug with sparrow beak and twisted rope handle


Shipping to United States: $44.03

Wonderful hand painted ironstone china milk or creamer jug.

The design of this pretty jug and its decorative style, together with the colours used means it could be late 18th or early 19th Century in date. With items such as this, dating is difficult and it could be a later version in the older style, it is a good example and very well painted whatever the age.
The hand painted decorative detail of flowers is applied on top of a transfer print of delicate stems in lilac-pink. The applied colour is in bold strokes of bright enamel with a colour palette of pink, red and blue with acid green foliage and dots of yellow. The decorative detail continues down the handle. It has a sparrow beak spout and a twisted rope design handle.
I can't find any chips or cracks to the china. There is a tiny spot on the rim where the enamel is missing, I think this was created at time of painting rather than a later fault or damage.
There are no makers marks. There is a pattern number on the bottom in iron red hand marked. The body is moulded and the seam can be faintly seen. The jug is useable for cream or milk should you wish, or of course it holds water for sprigs of flowers for your table!
Size of this item approx handle to spout 11cm, base diameter 5cm, body diameter 8cm, height 11cm.

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Our items are carefully selected antique and vintage pieces from France and they show the character and charm of years of use. We do not sell new or reproduction items so you can expect to find signs of the age and life that the piece has led. We believe this history adds to the story of an item. Obvious damage and faults will always be mentioned in our descriptions but minor age-related condition issues are not considered a detriment.

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