This spectacular 1850’s large English ceramic presentation jug is decorated with hand painted floral designs and gilding, including the cursive names on the front - Henry and Elizabeth Timmis.
The base is unmarked but we believe it was made in the 1850’s (although it could be earlier). The jug is 9.5 inches tall, 8.5 inches at its widest point, and displays well.
It’s also a great example of the way people would repair everything back in the day with the home made “Make-Do’s” It has a couple short hairline cracks, but the most impressive thing with this piece is the repairs made with metal pins & staples, which is very unusual and sought out in the antique world as “Make-Do’s”. The make do’s are a big part of design today with the theory of re-use and recycle.
This is a very striking old pitcher, nicely named with great form and history. Located in Beth Cahn Kennedy’s showroom on the 2nd floor of the Stone House Antiques Center