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Well he must have been unable to count as this one has 31 apples,but I suppose he was very close!! This is a very large early Victorian lustre jug,decorated with enamels over the glaze.
The handle shows the famous Serpent or Swan "biting" the jug.
This wonderful jug measures 9inches tall and is in really good condition for the age,plus the glaze is very lustrous and shining.
These old lustre jugs were made for the working class people as a form of "illumination" in their homes during the dark and long Winter evenings.
In those far off days,only candles and the firelight would brighten up the kitchens and parlour rooms ...
These lustrous jugs,sitting on dressers or hanging on hooks from the ceilings, would radiate a warmth and cosiness , just like real copper does. This is a strong set that has no grease marks through useage.
They still have this wonderful effect today,buy one and see! These old Cheese dishes were on everyones grandmothers tables.
£48 Sweet oval shaped dish in a deep blue willow pattern.These little antique side dishes are very effective on display.Measures 7inches across,and was made by The famous Bishop and Stonier Pottery in 1890 -- trade name of BISTO.£38. This large jug is in the NAUTILUS pattern and was made in the Coombes and Holland Period of production. -- there is a crack from the top to the bottom,right down one side that has been completely sealed.If you wanted to show this jug on it's good side, it will cost you £65SWANSEA willow plate.A lovely Dinner sized plate impressed DILLWYN in a semi horseshoe on the reverse.
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Many years back, a very old Swansea collector said that there are 30 apples always on a Swansea willow pattern.