POTTERY: rare shaped jug
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Fabulous WW1 staffordshire pitcher from the 'old bill' series. Front depicts a soldier talking to another curled in a dugout. Caption reads- Out since Mons: "Well what sort of a night 'ave yer 'ad?" Novice (but persistent opt....(here the transfer was missed in manufacture but would read optimist): "Oh, alright, 'ad to get out and rest a bit now and again". Reverse of pitcher depicts a colorful coat of arms. Base reads Made by the girls of Staffordshire during the winter of 1917/18 when the "boys" were in the trenches fighting for liberty & civilization. Grimwades Stoke on Trent. Pitcher stands 4 1/2 inches tall. In good condition with some wear to the gilt rim. A few imperfections from manufacture such as the transfer mentioned, a smudge in the gilding on the rim and a little spot where the glaze has missed on the handle, all common on these wartime items.made 68 ON EBAY
rare shaped jug