Although this unique piece is known as a "tusk" jug, the two gorgeous, curved handles resemble bull horns while the handle itself appears to be antler.
Made of cream-colored Parian clay, with a perfectly smooth, silky marble feel, this jug is decorated in rust and olive autumn colored leaves, pink and yellow flowers, berries, and blue thistles, all with gilded highlights.
The interior is highly glossed with a wide spout and open neck, elegant shaped and trimmed in gold.
This 134 year-old piece is marked in puce (purple) with the letter "z" below the stamp, dated to 1888, the registration number "37112" and style number "1116".
Origin: England; c.1888; pre-owned
Dimensions: 11 1/8"H x 8 1/8"W (spout to handle) x 4 5/8" round base
Condition: Light age-related wear around the base gold top and bottom bands, very, very light spot wear to the spout gold trim. Mild cleaning, if preferred, is suggested in the horn handle areas.
One small rust paint spec to the interior, near the handle and two hints of olive green paint to the interior spout area are noted.
There are no chips, cracks, stains, or crazing. The jug is clean, the gold polished. The floral design is sharp and the colors vivid, along with no wear to the gold outlines.