Antique English Staffordshire Majolica: A Joseph Holdcroft novelty bear Jug. C.1875
A good English Staffordshire Antique Majolica novelty pottery Jug by Joseph Holdcroft naturalistically modelled in
polychrome colours with a bear supporting a drum on his back hold two drum sticks, the handle in a cobolt drum strap
Turquoise interior. Green underside stilt marks and a painted cobalt mark.
7.75 inches (20cm) height approx
Good Antique Condition - shallow chip to drum top rim and some crazing later mentioned for accuracy and does not distract please see images
A good example of this desirable Jug
http://issuu.Com/michaelstrawser/docs/final_catalog PAGE 60
Similar piece illustrated on page 107, Abrams ''Majolica A complete History and illustrated Survey'' by Karmason & Stacke.