Lidded Wine Jug

French, c.1750

Faience, pewter. You've heard of blood red wine? This is pretty close! A large faience wine jug with a pewter lid, beautifully painted with a gruesome scene. The pewter lid struck with touches of a castle and a coat of arms(?) Obviously for a baronial household! Scratched painter's mark "SE" under base. Made of a red terracotta under the tin glaze. One of the largest and best wine jugs we've come across. Very good condition, minor glaze webbing. No restoration.

10" high to top of finial.
 
$1,375
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