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Coopered Jug

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1965T469
Collection:Social History - Pinto Collection
Date:1750 - 1800


This oak jug is typical of the type of household equipment which was used in ordinary houses in England for hundreds of years. It was probably made over 200 years ago. The cooper made containers for both dry and liquid goods. Their work was highly specialized and required a 7 year apprenticeship, which was the longest of all the woodworking trades.

Purchased from Edward H Pinto, 1965.

Further Information

Production Period:18th century
Medium:Coopered. Probably oak?
Place of Origin:England


Height:31 cm
Diameter:18 cm