jug (containers)

Tall jug with wide mouth and spout or “beak”. Wide handle, recalling that of an amphora. Decorative designs composed of concentric circles on the brim, the neck and the point where the jug bulges. Colours: black and brick. While the jug is slowly turned on the potter’s wheel, the paint is spread with the finger, so that the red stripe takes on a wavy line. (Potter’s clay, red and black pipe clay). Height 275mm, diameter at bottom 105mm.

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