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Antiques Thread: Water Jug

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    Water Jug

    Can you please give me some history and an estimate on this water jug, which has been left to me by my Mother.

    I think it is German and something to do with Richard Eckerd.
     



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    How did you manage to stick it on that wall so it doesn't fall off?

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    Hi Amanda.
    The item is called a ewer.
    It was used for holding water for the purpose of washing
    The small ewers (jugs ) are for hand washing.
    Some people call them a rose water ewer,they come with a dish .
    Your item seems a lot larger and could have had a basin and used for face and hand wash.
    It is continental. Items like this was made in many countries.
    including Germany, Austraia, France, and Italy. Capo-di-monte of Naples is the most famous.
    Items like this are still made to day (reproduction) and cost very little money.
    They were also made in pairs a left and a right and are placed either side of a fire place.
    You have not showen the back stamp or bace mark on the under side of the ewer. This would have helped in dating and naming the factory.
    Commercial Value in this part of the world is low.
    But on the other hand Cherub and angelic figures are collectable.
    Items like this have not increased in price over the last 10 years.
    It would be impossible to date and price the item or even guess the factory with out seeing under the bace.
    I do not know where Richard Eckerd comes in on this.
    Sorry I am not much help.
    If you bring it in to the shop at 25-27, King Street Southport Tele. 01704 540808 I would be able to tell you a lot more.

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    Are you open at 9.30am on Saturday morning? If so I will be in town then and I can bring it in to show you.

    Thanks

    Amanda

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amanda McCabe
    Are you open at 9.30am on Saturday morning? If so I will be in town then and I can bring it in to show you.

    Thanks

    Amanda
    Amanda......I open the shop at 10am Mon to Sat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amanda McCabe
    Can you please give me some history and an estimate on this water jug, which has been left to me by my Mother.

    I think it is German and something to do with Richard Eckerd.
    Hi Amanda,
    It was nice of you to pop into the shop today

    The name is Richard Eckert
    NOT Richard Eckerd

    The "Y" mark on the bace is from the factory of Richard Eckert.
    The Firm started making Hard Paste porcelain in Germany in 1895.
    The firm I think was still making items as late as 1970.
    After handeling and looking at the ewer I would think it was made after WW2 about 1960 to 1970.
    It is one of a pair.
    The ewer you own because of the chip on the bace the value would be greatly reduced.
    In auction I would put a reserve of £50.
    Good luck
    John
    Last edited by antiqueman; 07/03/2006 at 06:11 PM.


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