Overall: 6 1/2 x 5 1/4 x 4 3/4 in. ( 16.5 x 13.3 x 12.1 cm )
"W.G&S" in rectangle, anchor in shield, lion passant in rectangle, date letter "d", struck on collar of pitcher.
Round bulbous body divided into four quadrants by one horizontal band around the center and two vertically bands below the handle and below the spout; seated on a ring base; short narrow neck with a small triangular spout; round, low domed lid with a grooved strap handle applied to the top; c-curve handle covered in braided wicker; applied, enameled shield with three gold lion passant on a red ground below, "JERSEY" in copper letters on a white ground in the upper quadrant left of the handle; upper quadrant right of the handle engraved, "L J G" in script; makers' marks on the neck.
This jug is souvenir of Jersey, one of the Channel Islands known for its milk production. The dual purpose jug could be used as a can for the collection of milk or on the table as dispenser for the high-cream milk.
Gift of Louise S. Gilder
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