Crown Devon 1950s Pottery Milk Jug 4546
This Crown Devon 1950s Pottery Milk Jug/Creamer is very useful for afternoon tea but would also make a wonderful, albeit small, indoor Watering Can/Herb Planter!
Numbered 4546 or A546, the jug is a mottled cream-grey earthenware. With a sage green interior and a red, black, and green flower motif on two sides. It has a lovely geometric sinuous shape.
In good condition with no chips, cracks or restoration. There are a quite a few age and manufacturing related defects including glaze marks, bubbles, and black spots.
The back mark dates to the 1950s.
Approximate Maximum Measurements
- Height: 12.6cm
- Length of opening to spout: 6.5cm
- Width of Spout: 5cm
- Base Width: 6.3cm
- Base Depth: 5.2cm
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Some History For You!
Crown Devon was founded in the 1878 by Simon Fielding when he bought the Railways Pottery in Sutherland Street, Stoke-on-Trent, UK. The Railway works was renamed as ‘The Devon Pottery’ in 1912. Although the Crown Devon back stamp did appear on some late 19th Century patterns.
They are most famous for their Majolica (brightly coloured lead-glazed earthenware), which was very popular in the U.K and U.S.A in the late 19th and early 20th Century.
Unfortunately, the company closed in 1982 but their pottery is still in demand and some of their pieces are now commanding quite high prices.