Early Victorian Moulded Stoneware & Salt-Glazed Jug

A lovely antique Minton relief moulded Bacchanalian Parian Ware Jug, which dates from 1843, I find this Victorian salt glazed pottery interesting as it is just the kind of ware that would have found it's way into some of the houses we have been looking at.

Like silver and pewter, Minton has it's own fascinating system of hallmarks, this makes it fascinating to the collector as you can tell who made it and from what period.

I have been dealing in this type of Victorian pottery for many years, often whilst watching Antiques Roadshow I will see an example that I have here in the shop. Like pewter, collecting early Victorian pottery is a relatively inexpensive way into collecting real antiques.