Inspired by the popular Liverpool jugs from England, this large jug in the blue and white Staffordshire pattern is made exclusively for Mount Vernon in Staffordshire, England. Staffordshire was brought to America in the 18th century and became an immediate success. This type of earthenware was inexpensive, fashionable and distinguished by colorful transfer-printed designs. Throughout the 19th and 20th centuries many designs featured George Washington and Mount Vernon. John H. Roth & Company has been supplying Mount Vernon with Staffordshire souvenir ceramics for over half of a century. These reproductions are produced in the same factories in Staffordshire, England that supplied Mount Vernon in the 1930's. Today they produce wares in porcelain, but they still retain the elaborate and brilliant designs that have been enjoyed for generations.
This two pint jug features an image of Mount Vernon in blue and white on the front and a quote from George Washington on the back which reads, “No Estate in United America is as pleasantly situated as this.” The jug is approximately 6 ½” tall, 3 ¾” at the base and 4 ½” wide at the spout.