Prattware ovoid form jug, c.1810

A charming English pottery ┬ájug from Staffordshire measures 6-1/2″ high, with colorful relief images of children and dates from the early 1800’s. One side shows a boy, a girl holding a doll and their dog and is marked “Sportive Innocence”.

The other side shows the girl and boy fighting and is marked “Mischievous Sport”.

A metal handle was firmly put in place when the original handle broke off, most likely by mischievous children!

This jug is shows what the original molded handle looked like.

Photo courtesy of John Howard

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