I was so lucky to find this set of J&G Meakin jugs! I bought two of them from a lovely elderly lady in Durban North, and the very next day found the matching smaller jug in Morningside – what are the chances?! The medium sized jug has a bit of wear to the base, and a small patch on the arm of the jug is missing a spot of blue glaze – a mishap during the manufacturing process, but nothing too serious. Given their age, I think they’re doing pretty well – the plain blue pattern ‘Celeste‘ (which is a bit darker than it appears in the photos) was first introduced in 1940, which makes these jugs as old as 75 years!
Note: The jugs aren’t ginormous, so please pay attention to the dimensions below.
Dimensions & Prices:
- Large jug – R130; 13cm tall x 11cm in diameter
- Medium jug – R100; 11cm tall x 9.5cm in diameter
- Small jug – R90; 10.5cm tall x 9cm in diameter /
- R290 for the set
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