Tuesday, August 19, 2008


Q: This pitcher was in a collection of my grandmother's. We have been told that it is a majolica toby jug. The word "Sarreguemines" is written on the bottom. Any information you can give us as to age, history, value, etc.?

A: You have a Sarreguemines "Puck" face jug. The porcelain factory Utzschneider and Company made ceramics in Sarreguemines, Lorraine, France, beginning about 1775. The company made majolica after 1860. "Puck" is one of several different face jugs made in various sizes. "Puck" was also made with different decorations. Your jug was probably made between c.1890 and c.1925. Value of your jug is $100 to $250, depending on size.


Kay said...

LOVELY! But what, exactly, is "majolica," and does it have any "tells" that helps one recognize it? Thanks.

Anonymous said...

I will leave it to the Kovel's to define it. I was fortunate to inherit a Minton majolica-glazed cherubs with basket.