Bakewells Fridge Jug – Unbranded – Found at Market for $4 Twice

Bakewells Fridge Jug – Unbranded – Found at Market for $4 twice

Bakewells Fridge Jug

Bakewells Fridge Jug

Bakewells Fridge Jugs

Bakewells Fridge Jugs

I picked this blue jug up for $4 at a market in May 2017 because I love blue, it had a lovely smooth feel and a great recessed handle.  Last month I found out that it is an early Bakewell Brothers jug made in Sydney.  I was totally chuffed because I am a Bakewells collector.  I now have a Bakewells Fridge Jug.

A member of the Bakewell family with the same jug in green, which she calls a ‘fridge jug’, was able to confirm that this was indeed a Bakewells jug.  They had produced unbranded items and items just with stickers (which would wear off).

I was doubly pleased with this because my instinct, that it was an old and desirable jug, was correct, and on top this it is a Bakewells.

Can you imagine my pleasure when last week I found another smaller jug the same at the same market for $4.  This cream jug is also unbranded and it is hand-painted under the glaze.  I was aware that Bakewells produced some intricately hand-painted pieces but this is the first I have found, and the only one I have seen with such a simple floral motif.

Bakewells Hand-painted Jug

Bakewells Hand-painted Jug

Bakewells Hand-painted Jug

Bakewells Hand-painted Jug Base

So my Bakewells collection is extended by two pieces.. two Bakewells Fridge Jugs (unbranded).

For more on Bakewells Pottery read my article Bakewells Pottery: Bakewell Brothers Ltd Sydney Australia

Happy bargain hunting and collecting

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