The normandyjug is a jug from the medieval French region of Normandy. These jugs were used for the storage and serving of cider, wine or water.
They are inscribed with the name of the potter, the date and a T-shaped gadget mark on the base. This type of jug is very rare.
It is also unusual because it has a twisted base. This style of jug has a strong connection to the Normandy region, as well as France in general.
During the 19th century, many artists used common items to create still life paintings. These often included food such as a partridge, cabbage, asparagus and oysters, which were associated with meals.
These prints would have been hung on the wall of a home or a drawing room. They are now cherished by collectors and can be seen in museums and private collections throughout the world.
This particular jug is in good condition for its age with light aging and a couple of minor chip marks on the base. It is 11 x 21 cm in size.
The Normandy area of France is a popular tourist destination, and for good reason. The area is filled with a rich cultural heritage and picturesque countryside. Its imposing castles, half-timbered houses, medieval cities, ancient villages and picturesque churches are just a few of its most iconic sights.