Ale Jug

Ale Jug

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Lidded ale jug with a backward-curved, astragal thumb piece. Double-domed, flat-top lid. Inverted-baluster body with molded rim, neck, and foot. Compound- or reverse-scroll strap handle with rounded thumbrest and short terminal; upper terminal attached to rounded shield-shape plate on rim. Plain, inset, curved spout with strainer. Rim exterior stamped to left of handle "W. R. LOFTUS / 321 OXFORD S\T." in incuse serif letters.
Maker is W. R. Loftus, located at 321 Oxford Street, London; in business, circa 1859-1960.
Currently not on view
Object Name
jug, ale
date made
ca 1860-1930
place made
United Kingdom: England, London
Physical Description
pewter (overall material)
overall: 8 1/2 in x 7 5/8 in x 5 1/2 in; 21.59 cm x 19.3675 cm x 13.97 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Constance Dwan Wylie (Walker Gill Wylie Collection)
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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