A Pair of George Jones Ornamental Pitchers c. 1870
George Jones earthenware pitchers c. 1870.
Dimensions: Each approximately 6½” tall.
The top and base each have three blue bands. A bumble bee sits among the top bands.
The spout is decorated in the form of a frog.
The handle is in the form of a lizard.
The molded unglazed body is decorated in a complex pattern of children playing in a glen, and with trees, leaves and vines that are glazed in vibrant colors.
The interior is glazed.
The bottom is marked with the impressed mark used from approximately 1865 to approximately 1877.
In his book “George Jones Ceramic 1861 to 1951” Robert Cluett notes at p. 102 that during this period the Company manufactured “Ornamental wares” such as this in addition to the majolica for which it was well known.
In excellent condition consistent with age and usage.