What's for sale?
This is a handmade, copper jug with an embossed Art Nouveau design known as "Willow". It was made by the British manufacturer, Joseph Sankey & Sons.
With copper and brass, it's a matter of personal preference whether to have a duller patina which shows the age, or a more polished look to show off the metal's colour. This jug has previously been cleaned and polished but has since been left to gain some patina.
The "1 1/2" on the base indicates a capacity of one and a half pints.
Who made it and when?
It was made by the English company Joseph Sankey & Sons in the early 1900s at their Albert Street factory in Bilston, (at the time Staffordshire, now part of Wolverhampton).
The maker's marks read:
- made in england
- J S & S
- solid copper
What condition is it in?
- In good condition
- As is normal, there are a few minor dents but no major creases
- The shape is very good
- There are a series of small scratches underneath the spout - as shown
- There are many random scratches on the base
- You can see the tin lining in a small gap below the handle, which is probably as it was when new
What are the measurements?
- 20cm high (7.87 inches)
- 13cm from spout to handle (5.12 inches)
- 11.5cm in diameter at the base (4.53 inches)
- 297 grams
- capacity 1.5 pints (850ml)
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