Large Sunderland jug, c.1855

This “Dutch” shape pottery jug was made in Sunderland, England, to commemorate the Crimean War. Decorated on one side with black transfer image of “A Frigate in Full Sail”,¬†with overglaze polychrome enamel and pink lustre decoration

Most Sunderland pieces were produced at Anthony Scott’s Pottery in Southwick, Dawson’s Pottery in Low Ford (now South Hylton), or at Dixon, Austin & Co., all along England’s Northeast coast

Jug stands 8-1/2″ tall and is 13″ wide

A faux coat of arms with “CRIMEA” flanked by an eagle and a lion, English and French flags, along with banners that read: “MAY THEY EVER BE UNITED” and “VIVE L’EMP, REUR…GOD SAVE THE QUEEN”

A large metal handle with thumb rest and finger grip replaced the pottery handle formerly on the jug. Small metal tabs are all that remains of the support band seen at the top of the handle, as well as rust stains on the jug’s front surface

This jug with identical Crimean War transfer decoration still has its original handle

Photo courtesy of WorthPoint

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