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Circa 1847

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  • Xupes Reference CE1308005
  • Age Circa 1847
  • Condition The jug is offered in excellent original condition without loss, damage or restoration. There is a small firing crack to one of the ivy leaves which certainly does not detract. A stunning and rare example and a wonderful addition to any serious collection!  View More Details



    Item is in unworn or unused condition and there are no visible imperfections.


    The item is in exceptional pre-owned condition and shows almost no signs of wear with very few imperfections.


    The item is in excellent pre-owned condition and shows minimal signs of wear with minor imperfections detailed in the condition report.

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    The item is in very good condition and shows one or two noticeable signs of wear or patina relative to its age.


    The item is in good pre-owned condition and shows some general signs of wear or patina relative to its age.


    The item is in fair pre-owned condition and shows overall wear or patina relative to its age.

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  • We offer this superb and extremely rare large sized antique scroddled agate ware stoneware jug, made by Boch Frères Keramis and dating from c.1847. This tall and stylish jug has been made using a mixture of brown clays that are rolled together to create a marbled effect and imitate a tree stump. Applied in relief is a trailing vine with small blue bell shaped flowers. The jug has a scroll moulded twig handle and the trailing vine has been painted in brown, green and blue enamels. While Boch Frères usually imitated the likes of Delft, this jug shows their unusual interest in naturalism. The jug has two small blue dot marks to the base. For a Boch Frères vase in a very similar style, see the following V&A record:

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