Sunderland Lustre Jug
Sunderland splash pink lustre jug printed in black and hand-colored with the “Mariners Arms” shield and ship flanked by two figures on the front and a verse “The Sailors Tear” on the back.
The jug was one of the most important household utensils during the 18th and and early 19th century and was often the most common dedicated gift. It was natural that it would be singled out for special treatment and are now very much sought after.
A great deal of Sunderland comes from this north-east coast port, so the name has stuck. Transfer printing on lustre jugs was thought to have its origins at the Battersea enamel works. The design is engraved on a copper plate, from which prints are taken on paper; these prints are then pressed on to the ware. It is then protected by a glaze. Most lustre ware is unmarked.
- English Circa 1830
- Height: 5.5" | Width: 7" " Depth: 5"
- Item #6854
- Price: $750