We started a jug collection after we repaired and installed a super-wide period mantle piece over the kitchen hearth. We thought we would show them in diminishing size along the full width, this is the last and largest (and the best, so far). Carl Jackson told us that the piece came from an early Tasmanian family, passed down and entered his shop via a deceased estate. Here’s some data on this virtually mint Turner piece:

Jug, Turner

c1800, Lane End, Longton, Staffordshire, England

Stoneware, Incised mark – TURNER

Overall: 203 x 127 x 140 mm

The white, salt-glazed stoneware jug has a cane-ribbed base and a brown neck and handle terminating in acanthus leaves. It has finely detailed and raised applied decoration of a drinking man (with the same jug), smoking his clay pipe at gate-leg table, two well defined trees – the second diminishing as in further perspective and has been mounted with a silver rim and is hallmarked 1800 London.

My research on the jug is here in a 3 page .pdf (1.4Mb) – an easy download. I’ve found an almost identical jug with a severely interesting provenance. Finally, Carl’s shop is called – Archive, 170 Newtown Road at the corner of Valentine Street, New Town. His mobile is 0409 749 611 <carl@archive.net.au> Retro collectors beware – his place rocks!

An earlier shot of the jug arrangement is on Ray Norman’s – collect eleven blog here.

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