victorian majolica pineapple jug

victorian majolica pineapple jug


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Victorian earthenware little pineapple jug , press moulded and coated with clear and coloured glazes.
Cream earthenware jug, press moulded in the shape of a pineapple, with a short slightly flaring cylindrical neck, a loop handle and a slim circular foot-rim. The outside is moulded to represent both the fruit and the leaves, covered by bright yellow-gold glaze and a thin green glaze. The interior is pale lilac. Victorian, circa 1870. No chips or cracks, crazing to the glaze, please study pictures for condition , this little jug is approximately 150 years old

height, whole, approx 12 cm
width approx 10 cm
depth approx 8 cm

The pineapple was an exotic luxury until large scale cultivation began in the early 1900s. Moulded ‘pineapple ware’, decorated with green and deep yellow glazes, was first introduced by Wedgwood and others in the mid 18th century and the pineapple continued to inspire potters through to the production of glazed earthenware majolica introduced by Minton at the Great Exhibition of 1851.