Covered Milk Jug

Covered Milk Jug

c. 1770

manufacturer

Pont-aux-Choux Factory

(French)

Lead- glazed earthenware (faience fine); pewter

Overall: 23.3 x 15.3 x 12.1 cm (9 3/16 x 6 x 4 3/4 in.)

The Norweb Collection 1962.378

Fun Fact

Milk jugs with lids or covers usually held warm milk for coffee or tea.

Description

Cream-colored earthenware was introduced by Wedgwood in the 1760s. He exported it to the continent, where it was quickly imitated. In France the ware was known as faience fine and the Pont-aux-Choux factory in Paris was the most famous manufacturer of such wares. Cream ware was harder and thus more durable than traditional faience.

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