THE ‘ALDRED JUG’ ONE OF 50 LOWESTOFT PORCELAIN LOTS IN KEYS’ TWO DAY FINE SALE
An important documentary Lowestoft porcelain jug is the stand-out piece amongst 50 lots of Lowestoft porcelain in Keys Auctioneers and Valuers first Fine Sale of the year on Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th May.
Known as the ‘Aldred Jug’, its lip is inscribed with the initials ‘SA’, for Samuel Aldred, grandson of Obed Aldred, who was one of the original partners in the Lowestoft factory. It is the only known inscribed piece of Lowestoft porcelain with a possible direct link to one of the owners of the factory.
The jug was once in the collection of artist Edward Seago, and it featured in the bicentenary exhibition of Lowestoft porcelain in 1957.
The jug has a pre-sale estimate of £5,000-£7,000.
Among the other Lowestoft porcelain in the sale is a rare jug decorated with a maritime scene (estimate £2,500-£3,000) and a rare porcelain eye bath (estimate £1,000-£1,500).
The two day Keys Fine Sale takes place on Wednesday 12th and 13th May. Socially-distanced in-person bidding will be allowed, with the sale also online at www.the-saleroom.com. For full details of the sale, visit www.keysauctions.co.uk.