Trompe l’oeil Leather Look and Silver Jug, 1890

stoneware and silver
16.5 x 14 x 8.5 cm

Doulton Lambeth originally made the first stoneware sewer pipes in London. Luckily history took a turn, Doulton branched out to create art pottery in the late 19th century, becoming an exemplar of the Arts and Crafts movement. This “trompe l’oeil” (trick the eye) jug which at first looks like what was called a leather “jack”, is actually made out of ceramic. In the days before plastic, stitched leather jugs were common in pubs and kitchens and this one is a wry joke, a common old fashioned jack for the milk in your tea, how quaint! The silver rim is hallmarked for 1890 and has the maker’s mark for Cornelius Sanders and Frank Shepherd.

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