Joseph Sankey & Sons Art Nouveau One & A Half Pint Copper Jug

A handmade, Edwardian copper pitcher from the British manufacturer with their embossed Art Nouveau "Willow" design. Second-hand.
Availability: 1 in stock
Stock ID: 978

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?

  • Second-hand
  • 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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Item Attributes
Attribute nameAttribute value
MakerJoseph Sankey & Sons
PeriodEarly 20th century (1900-1949)
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