Antique Hand Painted Black & Gold Lidded Jug (12207)
This is a very unique antique. The base of its lid has been soldered through the sides of the jug, to hold it on (see last 2 photos). It has a scalloped finial atop its lid. The lid may be silver plated.
The flowers are all hand painted and gilded. There is wear to some of the paint. We would put its age around the mid-1800's. There are no chips or cracks that I can find. A beautiful and rare treasure.
There are no pottery stamps underneath. Please see photos.
It measures just over 100mm diameter (base) x 85mm diameter (mouth) x 173mm high.