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Posted 6 years ago


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I have seen a smaller version of this with dulled edges and details. The detail and coloring on this is quite lovely.

If anyone has any opinions I'd like to hear them


  1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
    Nice jug. I think they call it "blush ivory". The handle and spout are very 'aesthetic' and the decor is Japanese inspoired. Does it have a lid?
  2. murthog, 6 years ago
    No lid that I know of. Probably wouldn't seal well because of the "pleated " effect.
    Blush ivory. I like that. Now I see the Japanese influence. It is a soft warm beige and the detailing is exquisite.
    Thanks for your comments.
  3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
    The Worcester Royal Porcelain Co. Ltd. was formed in 1862.On the net I've found a description of another similar at auction :LATE VICTORIAN ROYAL WORCESTER PORCELAIN JUG, the spherical body transfer printed with wild flowers on a blushed ivory ground, with leaf moulded spout and gilt handle, puce printed mark, design registration No. 125935, design No 1382.
    From 1867 a letter system was also used to indicate the year of manufacture.
    The jug has an letter under the puce device : O=1889.
    According to one description it is a "grits jug" and was especially made for the American market.
  4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
    Perhaps it was for "red-eye gravy" that I've read was poured over 'grits'?
    Tho' I reckon it was probably too delicate for that.
    I think it's really cute!
  5. murthog, 6 years ago
    Wow, great information.
    A "grits jug?" Really?
    I'm trying but I can't imagine a table setting where they have such a delicate and pretty pitcher - and a pile 'o hominy grits and black eyed peas!
    Just kidding.
  6. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
    Amazing, no? I found this description on an English dealer's site:
    "Royal Worcester Jug. C1889. Pattern 1382. Reg. Nr. 125935. Marked CW. 105mm High. Grits Jug original manufactured for the American market. Excellent condition with pleasing floral pattern and extensive gilt decoration. "

    I love the image of a" pile 'o hominy grits and black eyed peas" on a table in one of those mansions you see in America's Castles (TV Series 1994–1999). A series of re-runs here on Foxtel these days.

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