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1880s Antique William Brownfield Ware Miniature Pitcher Stein Allsopp Brewery England

This small pitcher stein was made by William Brownfield in February 1880, in Cobridge (an area of Stoke-on-Trent) in the county of Staffordshire, England. The pitcher was made for the Samuel Allsopp & Sons Brewery that was located in Burton-on-Trent, England. The pitcher may have been used to hold water for adding to spirits. The pitcher will hold approximately 1/2 cup of liquid. There is a mythological Roman style theme with the art on the pitcher - showing a Roman in a toga playing the harp by a gryphon. The pitcher is marked on its base: Brownfield, 2/80 (which stands for the month and year of manufacture - February 1880), and Allsopp (for the Samuel Allsopp & Sons Brewery). There are no markings on the pewter lid. The pitcher measures 4-1/4" high x 3" wide (from side of the pitcher's mid-section it to the end of its handle. The pitcher weighs 148 grams.