Also Called :

Cider Flagon, Wine Pitcher

Rarity :

Very Rare

Age :

Early to Mid 19th Century

Price Range :


Dimensions :

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6 5/8″ diameter x 11 1/4″ high;  Top diameter:  5″

5 1/2″ diameter x 9 7/8″ high;  Top diameter:   4 3/4″

5″ diameter x 9 1/8″ high;  Top diameter:  4 1/4″

5″ diameter x 8 3/4″ high;  Top diameter:  4 1/4″

Weight :

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Total Weight: 3 lbs. 11 oz. Top: 7 oz. Bottom: 3 lbs. 4 oz.——-2 lbs. 14 oz. Top: 6 oz. Bottom: 2 lbs. 8 oz.—–2 lbs. 3 oz. Top: 5 oz. Bottom: 1 lb. 14 oz.—–2 lbs. 8 oz. Top: 4 oz. Bottom: 2 lbs. 4 oz.

Provenance :

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Sotheby’s, NYC-1965

Kaminski Auction, Beverly, MA-2012

Jim Galley, PA-1989

Lynda Willauer, Easton, PA-1990

Availability :

1 Available

Description:  We have divided the Cider Jugs or Flagons into three categories: the tall ones have two categories,1) the no spout cover ones that are discussed here, 2) the tall ones with spout covers and 3) the shorter squat jugs. These are all magnificient forms with exquisite detail and dark blue color. Note the elaborate twisted handles and their attachments, the very carefully done borders and the well done Foo Dogs. Note: the Foo Dogs always face the sampans on the tall jugs—on the squat jugs they face the mountains. The tops on the 1st and 3rd examples are not original to the jugs–the 1st has a Nanking top. All but the first have gilding or traces thereof. The 3rd jug was probably intended for or was further decorated in Europe. It has a light blue over all glazing, gold and red highlights–a truly unusual piece.

All bottoms are glazed. The spouts have an upward thrust and there is a strainer in each jug shown on this page. The largest shown here holds 3 quarts and the smallest about 1 1/4 quarts. Herbert Schiffer said they were probably used for punch or mulled cider and he had seen the squat and tall jugs in sizes from 3 1/2″ to 12″ plus. These are a very much in demand Canton form.

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