A RARE STAFFORDSHIRE 'ORANGEWARE' MILK JUG AND COVER CIRCA 1755
of pear-shape, affixed with a crabstock handle and knop, with a cream-colored spout, sprigged in cream with three fruiting vines picked out in blue and green.
Height 4½ in.
There is an approximate 1/4-in. chip to the edge of the spout of the jug (somewhat visible in the catalogue illustration) and losses to the applied decoration. The cover as a number of very minor nibble chips to the rim edge.
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