Earthenware owl jug decorated with combed slip
- Object Number: STKMG:1990.P.432
- Simple Name: jug
- Full Name: owl jug
- Production Place: Stoke-on-Trent
- Production Place: Staffordshire
- Production Place: England
- Production Period:
- Summary: Earthenware owl jug decorated with combed slip. Buff coloured body in the shape of an owl, removable head forming a drinking cup. Decorated with combed slip feathering and honey-coloured lead glaze. Made in Staffs, late 17th or early 18th century. This jug was first seen on an edition of the 'Antiques Roadshow', 4.3.1990.
- Terms:101 Ceramic Highlights
- Additional Notes: Our famous owl jug was made in Staffordshire during the late 17th or early 18th century. The decoration was produced using slip or liquid clay which was trailed on using a technique similar to cake icing, and then mixed together using a comb to give the marbled effect. The jug, also known as Ozzy, can be used as a drinking vessel, as the head comes off and forms a cup. Ozzy was first seen on an edition of the 'Antiques Roadshow' on 4th March 1990, and was bought by the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery soon afterwards.
- Contact: Potteries Museum and Art Gallery