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Post by johnny1588 Fri Mar 12, 2021 1:03 pm

I got this jug from my late father. I have no idea where it came from. My question is it a piece of Mediterranean tat or something else? It's pretty rough and ready but feels like it has some age to it. There are no discernable Mark's on it
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Post by brin mcardle Fri Mar 12, 2021 1:11 pm

No picture ??
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Post by johnny1588 Fri Mar 12, 2021 1:16 pm

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Post by johnny1588 Fri Mar 12, 2021 1:19 pm

brin mcardle wrote:No picture ??

Yes. Had a second go. I think I managed it
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Post by NaomiM Fri Mar 12, 2021 1:54 pm

Helps to have a photo of the base to see the clay colour, but it does look like a modern copy of traditional Italian maiolica or Dutch Delft ware. If it's pink clay then I'd say Italian maiolica.

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Post by johnny1588 Fri Mar 12, 2021 2:00 pm

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Post by johnny1588 Fri Mar 12, 2021 2:05 pm

NaomiM wrote:Helps to have a photo of the base to see the clay colour, but it does look like a modern copy of traditional Italian maiolica or Dutch Delft ware. If it's pink clay then I'd say Italian maiolica.

Thanks for the reply. It does have a Delft ware feel about it. The decoration is very slapdash.
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Post by NaomiM Fri Mar 12, 2021 2:13 pm

Cant find an exact match to the shape but I think it might be Spanish

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Post by johnny1588 Fri Mar 12, 2021 3:06 pm

NaomiM wrote:Cant find an exact match to the shape but I think it might be Spanish

Thanks for that. I've googled a description of the jug and haven't come up with any images which are remotely similar.
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