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Gargoyle character jug - Thomas Forester circa 1890

Gargoyle majolica character jug produced by Thomas Forester & Sons of Longton, England, circa 1890. A gargoyle is a strange or ugly human or animal figure lurking on the roof of a building, often a church. It was used to both convey the image of evil as well as scare evil spirits away. Often gargoyles served as a functional part of the roof drainage system. Some photos courtesy of Brian Dobson.

Maker:

Thomas Forester

England

circa 1890

Model #:

Majolica

character jug

medium

Size:

Height:

5 1/2"

Gargoyle character jug - Thomas Forester circa 1890
Gargoyle character jug - Thomas Forester circa 1890
Gargoyle character jug - Thomas Forester circa 1890
Gargoyle character jug - Thomas Forester circa 1890
Gargoyle character jug - Thomas Forester circa 1890
Gargoyle character jug - Thomas Forester circa 1890
Gargoyle character jug - Thomas Forester circa 1890
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