Old Hall Collection: Alveston Cream Jug

 
 

This, and the matching sugar basin, were listed on the omnipresent web-based auction site with the coloured letters used to promote it’s name, for just £16. I say “just” - that doesn’t imply that I think £16 is throw-away change, but considering how much Alveston items usually go for, and how much competition for them there is, it was a very good price ... especially when, to my astonishment, no one else placed a bid, so I got the two items for £16 with free P&P.


The jug is in mint condition - looks hardly used - and this is an early one as the join at the base of the handle has the welded radiussed infill, which I understand from Nigel Wiggin at the OHCC was ceased relatively early (1968) in the 20 year (1964 - 1984) production run of the Alveston range, as it was a particularly difficult operation to carry out. As such this particular jug may well have been cared for diligently by possibly only one previous owner since maybe 1964. It is certainly in excellent condition for a jug aged between 47 and 51 years old.

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