Dec 14, 2006
Dec 14, 2006
Dec 14, 2006
Dec 14, 2006

Covered Milk Jug

Covered Milk Jug

c. 1770


Pont-aux-Choux Factory


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

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


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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