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Covered Milk Jug

Covered Milk Jug

c. 1770
Overall: 23.3 x 15.3 x 12.1 cm (9 3/16 x 6 x 4 3/4 in.)

Did You Know?

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.
  • R. Henry Norweb, Cleveland, Ohio.
  • Year in Review (1963). The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (November 27, 1963-January 5, 1964).
  • {{cite web|title=Covered Milk Jug|url=false|author=Pont-aux-Choux Factory|year=c. 1770|access-date=02 March 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

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