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Wednesday, 26 March 2008

ABC Wednesday - J


Here I am, back just in time for ABC Wednesday. This week we've reached the letter J - and we have a fancy new logo!

J is for JUG

This lustre jug was bought for me by my grandfather when I was a tiny baby.
They were much sought-after, being made of pottery but copper-glazed to look like metal.

The top picture shows the colour more accurately. The bottom one shows the detail better.

I've been told that lustre-ware jugs like this were made in Staffordshire, but we always considered it to be Welsh. There's no potter's mark on the base or anywhere else.

If any of you have any knowledge in this field, I'd love to know more about my jug.

If you'd like to join the fun, visit Mrs Nesbit who started the whole thing.

Have a good Wednesday.

31 comments:

Ida said...

Nice jug and a nice gift from your grandfather. :)

Daryl E said...

Wonderful .. I love things and I love when they have a real 'backstory' connection to the personal past!

Autumn said...

Very pretty and I know it means a lot to you coming from your grandfather.
My post is up too.

dot said...

It's a beautfiul jug. Hope you can find out more about it.

John said...

Nice old jug!

Anne-Berit said...

What a beautiful Jug,love it:o)

mrsnesbitt said...

The link you gave is perfect...I am here!
I nearly did jugs. I have my grandmother's earthenware jug which she used to make the gravy in. It is chipped but I could never throw it away.
It is older than me!

DeeMom said...

What a treasure you have...

RuneE said...

That looks like a jug with a history! One thing - if it is very old (as it looks), beware of keeping anything acidic in it as the glaze may contain lead and has not been burned at a high enough temperature to prevent leaching.

ellen b said...

Oh what a lovely Jug and lovely that it's a gift from your grandfather! enJoy!

Paulie said...

What a neat heirlom! Thanks for sharing it with me -- I had never heard of this tradition before.

CherryPie said...

What a lovely memory of your grandfather.

Bretwalda Edwin-Higham said...

Copper glazed pottery - well I never!

Lilli & Nevada said...

What a pretty jug the details are so nice.

'JoAnn's-Digital-Eyes'NL said...

hey Dragonstar,

You dont know me yet , but I join ABC s a while too, lucky that today is the 'J' I like your Jug,

Greeting from ABC's 'J' JoAnn :)

Miss_Yves said...

A moving memory of your grandfather!
Miss Yves

Pernille's ting og tang said...

Extra special when you got it from your grandfather. I think it's nice jug and a great shot. Lovely J:)

starnitesky said...

Very interesting, I haven't seen a jug like that before, sorry I have no information for you.

Hope you enjoyed your Easter break.

leslie said...

What a beautiful jug! It must be priceless, being so old as well as coming from your grandfather.

Liz said...

They do have a Welsh feel to them. I have a couple of smaller ones, inherited from an aunt.

Paulie said...

You wanted to know how to make a link int he comments. . . so this:

I will put an X where you should put either < or > to open and close the html. Otherwise it will turn into a link.

Just change the X into < or >

Xa href="yourwebsite"Xname for itX/aX

Hope you understand.

Diana said...

sorry, I don't know anything about jugs, but that's such a nice memory to keep from your grandfather.

Sharon said...

That is a lovely old jug. I enjoy antique things like this.

barbara said...

A very lovely jug :)
I adore objects that connect us to our family.Thats a way of being loved and remembered, too .

Take care, my friend.

Nydia said...

What a cool idea, Dragonstar! It's a beautiful piece and looking older makes it speciallly beautiful. Thanks for stopping at my place and commenting on my J post... Kisses from Nydia

Neva said...

It's a beautiful jug.

jientje said...

Nice jug!
I have two copper-glazed jugs, but they look a little bit different.
As far as I know mine are German. They have hand-painted ornaments, instead of the relief in yours!

Katney said...

That is a lovely jug and a lovely story behind it.

Damama T said...

How beautiful. I have never seen one of those! I hope someone is able to provide more information. Aren't family gifts like this the best! Much more so than if you'd bought it somewhere. Thanks for sharing.

Siani said...

That's a very pretty jug - and it has a lovely story behind it. I hope you find the information you're looking for.

kml said...

I thought it was metal when I first saw the pic - very nice!