London, South Kensington
14 December 2000
A Staffordshire majolica owl jug
perhaps William Brownfield, naturalistically modelled perched above grasses, the handle formed as stalks with a flowerhead thumbpiece, numeral 10 painted to base, circa 1885 -- 29cm. high; and another similar smaller jug (chip to rim and base) -- 23cm. high
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Cf. Nichola M. Dawes, Majolica (1990), p. 134, fig. 235.
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