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Brass Water Jug J153
Brass Water Jug J153
Original, quality 1920's brass water jug with a pouring lip and collar, a tapered body, a tubular brass side handle and an impressed detail of faux crocodile skin. The underside is impressed '1' and "Made in England J.S&S." for the manufacturer 'J Sankey & Sons'. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. 6.75" tall x 4" base diam and 5.5" wide including handle. 
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Price: 36.00


Brass and Copper Dairy Jug J152
Original, quality late 19th century heavy but not large tapered brass jug with a pouring lip and collar and copper bands and side handle. Purpose unknown but could be dairy. Stamped "GGC" to the underside. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order. 6" tall x 4" base diam and 5.25" wide including handle.  
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Price: 135.00


Brass and Copper Dairy Jug J152



Large Bellied Brass Water Jug J151
Large Bellied Brass Water Jug J151
Original, quality 1920's large bellied shaped water jug with a large pouring spout and an exaggerated tubular brass side handle all in an Art Nouveau feel. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. Body 8.75" tall x 7.25" widest. Total including handle and spout 11.5" tall and 13.5" widest. 
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Price: 135.00


Losol Ware Water Jug J150
Original, quality 1920's ceramic water jug with a side handle and a pouring lip. This example is decorated with colourful scenes of storks and flowers beneath an orange fruit tree. The underside is detailed 'Losol Ware', 'Exotic' and the manufacturer Keeling & Co Ltd Burslem England. Complete and in good order. 5.75" tall x 5" and 6" including handle. 
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Price: 38.00


Losol Ware Water Jug J150



Art Nouveau Jug J149
Art Nouveau Jug J149
Original, quality 1920's stoneware water jug with a green based glazed decoration of yellow poppy flowers and leaves and silver lustre finish to the top rim and side handle. The underside is printed for the manufacturer, "Made in England" and "Art Ware". Complete and in good and working order. 6.5" x 3.75" base and 5.75" including handle. 
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Price: 34.00


Benson Insulated Jug J148
Original, quality insulated copper jug designed by W.A.S. Benson circa 1900, in the original nickel plated finish and of an unusual shape. The insulated interior has a nickel liner the conical lid has a shaped grip and hinge and the shaped body has a side strap handle and a good sized pouring lip. The grip to the lid is stamped "W.A.S. Benson's patent" and the strap handle is stamped "Bensons Patent". The front of this jug is also engraved "Presented to Mr & Mrs E.W. Stevens by Friends at South Norwood, October 1912". The nickel plating to the exterior is very bright and clean with some minor bleeding of the copper base to the edges. All is complete and in superb condition. 8" tall, 6" wide and 7.5" including pouring lip and handle.  
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Price: 300.00


Benson Insulated Jug J148



Doulton Aquarius Tilting Wash Jug J146
Doulton Aquarius Tilting Wash Jug J146
Original, quality late 19th century Tilting Toilet Jug on the original cast iron stand. The Toilet Aquarius was an invention by J.J. Royle of Manchester and manufactured by Royal Doulton. This example was manufactured between 1891 and 1902 and was a special commission for Abram French & Co of Boston USA. The cast iron stand has been painted white in the past which could be removed if required and bears the registration date of 1902. The jug has various transfer printed details to the underside and is decorated top side with yellow chrysanthemums and acanthus leaves detail. Both the jug and the cast iron stand are in good order with no chips or cracks etc. and are complete. A fabulous find, the third one I have had in the last 40 years. When on stand total 14.5" tall x 17.5" wide plus 9" front to back at floor. 
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Price: 750.00


Milk Jug with Longhorn Cattle J142
Original, quality 1920's tal,l off white ceramic milk jug with a tapered body, a pouring lip, a side loop handle and gilt lining to the top and handle. This example is decorated in colour with a transfer coloured scene of Highland Cattle and calves. Complete and in good and working order. 8" tall, base 5" diam and 6.75" wide including handle. 
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Price: 56.00


Milk Jug with Longhorn Cattle J142



Larger Cadburys Jug J141
Larger Cadburys Jug J141
Original, quality 1920's two tone glazed stoneware jug with a pouring lip and a strap loop handle. This example has white applied detail in relief of "Cadbury" with the tree logo. A good clean example larger than the size normally found. A minuscule chip to the pouring lip, otherwise complete and in good order. 6.5" tall x 6" wide and 7.25" including handle. 
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Price: 45.00


Large Copper Ale Jug J138
Original, quality early to mid 19th century large copper ale jug with a pouring lip to the front, rolled over rims to the top and base and a good loop handle to the rear. The front is engraved in script for a previous owner "Percy Burrell". Was he related to the Steam Engine manufacturer ?. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and in superb condition and complete. 10" tall, 8.25" base diam and 11" widest including lip and handle. 
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Price: 200.00


Large Copper Ale Jug J138



Cadburys Bournville Jug J132
Cadburys Bournville Jug J132
Original, quality 1920's two tone water glazed jug with a pouring lip to the front, a strap handle to the rear and decorated with white applied ceramic text to the body detailing "Make Drinking Chocolate with Bourneville Cocoa" and "Cadbury", with a tree to the front. Complete and in good order. 6" tall, 4.5" widest and 5.75" front to back including handle. 
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Price: 56.00


Cadbury Stoneware Jug J131
Original, quality 1920's, two tone glazed stoneware jug with a pouring lip to the front and a strap loop handle to the rear. This example has white applied detail in relief of "Cadbury" with the tree logo. A good clean example, complete and in good order. 6" tall x 4.5" widest and 6.25" front to back including handle. 
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Price: 34.00


Cadbury Stoneware Jug J131



Brass Water Jug J129
Brass Water Jug J129
Original, quality 1920's pressed sheet brass water jug with a pouring lip, and a tubular side handle. The underside is impressed "JS&S" for the maker J. Sankey & Sons and "Made in England". Polished and lacquered and complete and in good and working order. 9" tall, 4.75" base diam and 6" wide including spout and handle. 
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Price: 23.00


Jones and Willis Brass Water Jug J127
Original, quality circa 1900 heavy brass jug with cast brass mounts stamped to the underside for the manufacturer "Jones and Willis" Ecclesiastical suppliers. This super example, in an Arts and Crafts style, has a large "Sparrow's Beak" pouring lip and a decorative shaped handle to the side. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Some very minor dents otherwise complete and in good and working order. 14.5" tall, base 6" diam, body 7" widest and 9" including handle. 
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Price: 300.00


Jones and Willis Brass Water Jug J127



Arts and Crafts Purple Jug J124
Arts and Crafts Purple Jug J124
Original, quality 1920's globular shaped lilac coloured toilet jug originally from a ewer and basin washing set. This superb Arts and Crafts styled jug is impressed to the underside "Aultcliff England" and is complete and in good order. 9.5" tall, body 9" diam and 10" widest including lip and handle.  
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Price: 45.00


Copper Ale Jug J119
Original, quality mid-19th century large tapered copper ale jug, with a good side handle, a pouring lip and a flanged rim to the base. The concaved underside has retained a super unpolished patina and colour and the exterior has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. A few dents to the handle, otherwise all is complete and in good and working order. 9.5" tall, base 8" diam and total 11.5" wide including handle.  
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Price: 185.00


Copper Ale Jug J119



Benson Copper Insulated Jug J116
Benson Copper Insulated Jug J116
Original, quality, tapered copper insulated jug, circa 1900. This example is the smallest size in the range and was manufactured to a design by W.A.S. Benson. The insulated interior has a nickel liner, the conical lid has a shaped brass grip and hinge and the main body has a side brass strap handle. The underside is stamped for "Benson" with the logo of three hammers in a shield, "British Made" and "WASB". All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good order. 4.5" tall x 3.75" base diameter and 4.75" front to back including handle.  
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Price: 85.00


Benson Copper Insulated Jug, 2 matching available J93
Original, quality, tapered copper insulated jug, circa 1900, engraved to front with upper cased "H.H." for the previous owner. This example was manufactured to a design by WAS Benson, has an insulated liner and the original turned cow horn knob to the top of the hinged lid. The brass side strap handle is impressed to the reverse "W.A.S. Benson Patent". All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and all is complete and in good order. 9.5" tall x base diameter 4.5". Price is for each.  
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Price: 75.00


Benson Copper Insulated Jug, 2 matching available J93



Huge White Ceramic Jug J68
Huge White Ceramic Jug J68
Original, quality, mid to late 19th century, huge banded, white ceramic, bellied shaped water jug used to fill matching ceramic footbaths. This superb example has a strap handle to the rear, a super pouring lip and a decorative but effective hand grip to the front. Sadly this one is a little damaged, but still a great looker and still usable, despite the chip to the pouring lip and the 4" hairline crack from the top at the back. This jug needs to be seen to be fully appreciated. 11.25" tall x 9" wide and 12.75" front to back including handle and pouring lip. 
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Price: 85.00


Set of 5 Doulton Harvest Jugs J35
Set of five original quality two tone, glazed harvest jugs in graduated sizes, manufactured by Doulton & Co Lambeth and all impressed to the front 'Mr and Mrs Dunn June 11th 1905'. Each jug is two tone with dark glaze to the upper half and buff coloured to the lower and all are decorated with applied reliefs of gents drinking and smoking and of a horse with a rider and hounds chasing a stag. All are complete and the largest and smallest are perfect but the other three do have some damage which does not detract from their appearance. The largest of the three with some damage has a star crack to the front, hardly visible. The second has a chip and short hairline to the top rim and a horizontal hairline to the front and the third has chips to the rim only. All the decoration and the glaze otherwise is perfect, sharp and bright. The underside is impressed with an oval mark detailing 'Doulton & Co Lambeth'. A super set of jugs, great lookers and really in lovely condition considering. Tall 7.25", 6.5", 5.75", 5.25" and 3". Price is for the set. 
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Price: 75.00


Set of 5 Doulton Harvest Jugs J35



Yellow Shell Shaped Toilet Jug JB49
Yellow Shell Shaped Toilet Jug JB49
Original, quality late 19th century ceramic toilet jug originally part of an ewer and basin set. This super example is in the form of a stylised seashell with a handle over the top and the crests of waves to the plinth. The handle to the top has simulated binding, and the whole jug is transfer decorated with yellow 'dog' roses with a bright yellow colour overall. The underside is transfer printed for "Bros trademark Stoke on Trent Staffordshire" and embossed with the registration number for the year 1899. All is complete and in good order, with not a chip or blemish in sight. 13.5" x 7" wide and 11" front to back.  
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Price: 75.00


Doulton 4 Piece Watchman Series Jug and Basin Set JB45
Original, quality, 'Watchman Series' four piece, matching, original Royal Doulton ewer and basin, chamberpot and soap dish, with lid. The undersides are all marked with the printed detail of the Royal Doulton logo with the lion on the crown and with the registration number for the year 1902. The bowl, chamberpot, soap dish and lid are all perfect, but the jug has a large crack which has been repaired with six old brass rivets, a super old repair. This set has a buff coloured background colour with sepia detail and the occasional infill of pale blue. The bowl is decorated inside with a continuous picture of timber framed houses with cobbled street and the outside has ribbon swags detailing "Watchman What Of The Night" three times. The jug, of a serious Art Nouveau shape, has timber framed building and a large picture of the Watchman with his lantern over his shoulder. The chamberpot again has timber framed buildings around the outside, the soap dish has similar to the lid with hanging lantern and calling rattles to the outside of the base, although the drainer from the soap dish is missing. Apart from the repair to the jug, all is complete, in superb order and very desirable. Jug 10.5" x 9" wide + 10" front to back, bowl 15" diameter x 4.75" tall, soap dish 5" x 3.5" tall, chamberpot 9" x 5.75" tall and 10.5" including handle. 
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Price: 250.00


Doulton 4 Piece Watchman Series Jug and Basin Set JB45



Bishop Stonier Jug JB24
Bishop Stonier Jug JB24
Original, quality, cream coloured ceramic ewer, originally part of a jug and basin set. This example is decorated with coloured scenes of geese on a pontoon over a pond with bullrushes and water lilies and has anaesthetic movement design border to the topside and underside of the rim. Transfer printed to the underside with the logo for "Oriental Ivory" manufactured by "Bishop Stonier" and has the embossed registration number for the year 1887 and "Severn" for the pattern. All is perfect and complete. 9.75" tall, 9.5" wide including the handle and 7.5" front to back. 
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Price: 56.00


Carters Seeds Presentation Water Jug P21
Original, quality two pint silver plated hot water jug with the original cane covered side handle and a lid. The front is engraved "Carters Tested Seeds Raynes Park 1928, won by G. Gibson for Mangles ( Mangleworzels). Complete and in good order. 8" tall x 4.25" base diam and 7.25" wide including handle. 
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Price: 85.00


Carters Seeds Presentation Water Jug P21



Presentation Hot Water Jug Burley Parish Church P20
Presentation Hot Water Jug Burley Parish Church P20
Original, quality Walker and Hall silver plated "Hotel" type hot water jug engraved to the front "Presented to MR G W Varley by the Rev. D. Walker M. A. for the services rendered to the Burley Parish Church Men's Bible Class May 1903". A very clean usable example. Complete and in good order. 6.5" tall x 4" base diam and 7" wide including spout and handle. 
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Price: 65.00



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