jug (containers)

A painted jug made of green glass. The jug is decorated with painted flowers and insects over the outside surface. The jug has a circular lip with a rim, and a handle. The lower part of the body is bulbous, and has glass nodules adhered onto the surface.

We are pretty sure that your jug is central European and that it must date from the last quarter of the 19th century. It combines aspects of historicism, especially in the shape, colour and applied ‘prunt’ decoration with naturalism in the enamelled decoration, which is typical for this period. I haven’t found this exact match for the pattern, but it could for instance have been made at the Theresianthal glassworks in Bavaria. It is also possible that it could have been made across the border in Bohemia (now Czech Republic) or in Silesia (now Poland). I hope this information of use to you. Best wishes, Reino Liefkes Senior Curator, Ceramics & Glass Collection Department of Sculpture, Metalwork, Ceramics & Glass V&A Museum 1st July 2015

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