Drabware syrup jug, c.1880

Paneled body pottery syrup jug with drab colored matte finish glaze. Original hinged lid is marked “Dixon & Sons” and is made of Britannian metal (aka Britannium), a composite made up of 93% tin, 5% antimony & 2% copper

Made in England with a molded Celtic inspired scrollwork pattern

Replaced tin handle has nice crimped edge detailing and is soldered on to the lid at the top and bolted through the jug at the bottom. Jug measures 6-1/2″ high

This jug with identical form shows what the original ornate handle on my jug would have looked like before it broke off.


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