Milk jug

Designer: Alexandre Bigot (French, Mer, Loire-et-Cher 1862–1927 Paris)

Maker: Edward Colonna (German, Mulheim an der Ruhr 1862–1948 Nice)

Date: 1899

Medium: Glazed stoneware

Dimensions: 3 1/8 x 4 1/4 in. (7.9 x 10.8 cm)

Classification: Ceramics-Pottery

Credit Line: Purchase, Edward C. Moore Jr. Gift, 1926

Accession Number: 26.228.7


The silver mounts are typical of Colonna's sinuous style of metalwork, which has the delicacy of jewelry even when used for furniture or, as here, to provide the handle for this subtly glazed stoneware jug. The Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris has an example of this design purchased from Siegfried Bing in 1900.