The oldest example of functional pottery would have to be the water vessel, due to it being essential to primitive survival, and from this you could claim that the “jug” is probably the original fuctional ware. The word jug was first recorded in the late 15th century as jugge or jubbe. It is of unknown origin, but perhaps comes from jug, a familiar name used to describe a maidservant at this time.The jug as a musical instrument reached its height of popularity in the 1920s, when jug bands, were popular. It could also be considered as the original wind bass instrument.
Denbac Pitcher Liqueur Flask
Denbac Curved Pitcher
Terra Mare Antiques
Large handpainted Ruscha jug by Kurt Tschörner and Cilli Wörsdörfer, Germany
Daum Pate De Verre Frosted Glass Mythologie Pitcher
Rich red glaze Vallauris ceramic jug
French pitcher – Edmond Lachenal
Florenz pottery, NSW, Australia
Harvest-jug, Barnstaple ( The Chipstone Collection )
This jug has the following rhyme placed beneath the handle :
Dorothy Hafner Rosenthal Studio Line ‘Flash’ Juice Jug-Pitcher
Kaj Franck Sunflower Enamel Pitcher – Arabia Finland.
Jug in “Inglaze Blue Cat” design by Heron Cross Pottery.
Ceramic Ewer Pitcher by Fantoni for Raymor
Large Scale Earthenware Pitcher by Marcello Fantoni – Donzella, NY
1956 Height – 25inches