Pottery Milk Jug Pitcher Thistle Tighnabruaich Britannia Designs UK 1960s Vtg

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Seller: koosh88 (794) 100%, Location: Richer, Manitoba, Ships to: CA, US, GB, Item: 264427032669 This is a Pottery/Ceramic Milk Jug/Pitcher with a Scottish Thistle motif, made for the tourist trade by Britannia Designs Ltd., a subsidiary of Dartmouth Pottery in England. This jug has 'Tighnabruaich' on it, which is a Village in Scotland. Stamped on the bottom reads: "Made in the U.K. by Britannia Designs Ltd", which bears the image of Britannia incorporated into this base mark. This would have been made in the 1960's when the company diversified into the Scottish market. It belonged to my Scottish Grandparents who came to Canada in 1923 (Grandpa) and 1926 (Grandma). They were born in the Govan, Glasgow area -- Grandpa in 1900 and Grandma in 1901. Grandpa came to Canada to work for a few years first; when Grandma arrived in 1926, they got married and settled in Kenora, Ontario. They later spent some years in Ottawa; then in Halifax for 17 years until Grandpa retired before moving back to Ottawa. In 1989, they moved to Manitoba to live in a house (at age 87 and 88) in a small town just a few miles from their youngest son (my dad). They both lived there until Grandpa passed in 1996 at age 95; Grandma came to live with my parents; she passed away on St. Andrew's Day, a National Holiday in Scotland, on November 30, 1997 at the grand old age of 96. This jug, which stands just under 4.5" tall, almost seems too large for a creamer but I would call it a small milk jug/pitcher or a large creamer perhaps. The diameter across the round part is just under 3.5"; from tip of spout to end of handle is just under 6" length. This jug has vintage wear i.e. lots of crazing cracks in the glaze, commensurate with its age. There is a hairline crack inside the jug, low down on one of the sides (please see photos for details). "Tighnabruaich (Gaelic name meaning 'the house on the hill') is a village on the Cowal peninsula, on the western arm of the Kyles of Bute in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. In 2011, the population was 660. It is west of Glasgow and north of the Isle of Arran. The road to Ormidale was built in the late 1960s, and until then the village was more reliant on the sea for the transport of passengers and freight." "The Dartmouth Pottery was formed in 1949 on a picturesque site at Warfleet on the west bank of the River Dart. In July 1953, the thriving Dartmouth Pottery needed to expand so moved some production to Tunstal where they employed 15 people to decorate and glaze work brought up by lorry daily from the Dartmouth Warfleet works. In 1955, the production at Tunstal was expanded to slip casting and firing as an aid to the main pottery at Warfleet Creek. The Keel Street Pottery Company Ltd. also had premises at Tunstall until 1958 when it was taken over by Dartmouth Pottery for their new Britannia Designs part of the business. Britannia Designs as a Dartmouth Pottery subsidiary company, produced many souvenir articles for the growing tourist trade. Early on Britannia Designs continued to make a variety of red clay tankards decorated with transfer printed county maps on a green or yellow ground identical to those made at Dartmouth so these may be found with either a Dartmouth or Britannia back stamp or label; after 1960 many similar tankards to the sporting range were made of white clay with a single colour glaze. Short runs of commissioned trays and mugs with transfer printed line illustrations and silver or gold gilt handles was a strong part of the business that further diversified in products into the Scottish market as well with novelty items like counties map trays, mugs and floral wares. In 1985, Britannia Designs was sold but was closed down two years later." I have not cleaned any of the vintage items that I will be listing; I will leave that up to the Buyer, as I would not want to damage anything due to lack of experience/knowledge. Unless otherwise noted, these vintage pieces have all belonged to people that I personally knew i.e. my friend's mother; my own mother or my grandmothers. Type: Milk Jug Country of Manufacture: United KingdomManufacturer: Britannia Designs Ltd. Colour: Cream, Green and PurpleMaterial: Pottery/CeramicTime Period: 1960's approximatelyTheme: ScotlandFeatures: Scottish Thistle Design with 'Tighnabruaich' on frontSize: (Approximately) This jug stands just under 4.5" tall (11.4 cm). The diameter across the round part is just under 3.5" (8.9 cm); from tip of spout to end of handle is just under 6" length (15.2 cm).Condition: This jug has vintage wear i.e. lots of crazing cracks in the glaze, commensurate with its age. There is a hairline crack inside the jug, low down on one of the sides (please see photos for details).Please Note: The ruler/coin/soda pop can used in the photos is just to show the size of the item or items. They are not included in the final sale. NOTE: - Please ask questions prior to bidding, and read/view all details of this description.- Always remember that vintage items are often used and have a history attached and sometimes will show wear, so please take this fact into consideration before deciding to bid or purchase.- Please see all photos, as they are part of the description. I just have a digital automatic (point and shoot) camera but I try to take as clear a photo as possible.- Also please keep in mind that colors may vary due to camera and monitor settings (sometimes there is reflection or shadows in the photos).- I have never attempted to sell anything on eBay until September 2018; I have always been a Buyer in the past. I began with listing some of my ACEO collection, as it seemed the easiest place to start. I do not have an eBay store; however, I will have other miscellaneous items (like vintage costume jewelry for example) that I will list down the road (as I have time). I have a wide variety of "odds and sods" (a lot of these items are from when my grandparents passed away, etc.), and I feel it is time to downsize on some of our "stuff"... less is more they say. I will strive to describe items honestly and to the best of my ability. SHIPPING: - At this time, I ship within Canada; as of November 2018, I am now shipping to the United States (U.S. Mainland only) and the United Kingdom (as of January 2019) on some items.- When a package is indicated as Delivered in the tracking number history, eBay does not ask Sellers to reimburse Buyers for claims of non-receipt. Sellers have no control over mailbox thieves or the postal service making an error by mis-delivering a package. Therefore, I ask you not to hold the Seller responsible for these rare incidents. Thank you for your understanding on these issues.- I ship within 3 business days of receiving payment.- I will combine shipping where possible. If you buy more than one item and wish to have combined shipping, please do not pay until you receive the combined shipping invoice. For Canada:- I will ship via Canada Post Regular Parcel (which automatically includes tracking). Ebay gives an estimated cost of C $10.89 - C $22.37 for Canada Post Regular Parcel, depending on where you live in Canada. If the actual total shipping cost to mail your parcel is less than the Buyer's paid shipping cost, I will refund any difference over 1.00.- Please note that even though Canada Post gives a shipping time of 2-10 business days for Regular Parcel, on occasion the parcel may take a little longer depending on where you live in Canada. For United States (Mainland):- I will ship via Canada Post Tracked Packet - USA - Air. - Please note that even though Canada Post gives a shipping time of approximately 7 business days for this service, on occasion the parcel may take a little longer depending on where you live in the USA.For United Kingdom:- I will ship via Canada Post Tracked Packet - International (which has an estimated shipping time of 6 to 10 business days; on occasion the parcel may take a little longer). Please Note for both countries: - If the actual total shipping cost to mail your parcel is less than the Buyer's paid shipping cost, I will refund any difference over 1.00.- Import duties, taxes and charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost. These charges are the Buyer's responsibility. Please check with your country's Customs Office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to bidding or buying.- Orders may require a Customs form to be filled in; this will be done openly and honestly by the Seller, in order to allow fast and smooth transfer of goods through International borders. PACKING/DAMAGE: - Please be assured that I will package your item carefully, so that it arrives safely and undamaged.- However, if the item arrives damaged, please take a photo of any damage to the box/package before the box is opened and then take photos of the contents. Thank you.- This item will be wrapped in bubble wrap and mailed in a box to fit. RETURNS-EXCHANGES-CANCELLATIONS: - I do not accept exchanges.- I gladly accept Domestic returns within Canada only (based on the below time period only): Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery (Buyer pays return shipping). - I gladly accept Cancellations (both within Canada, the U.S.A. and United Kingdom) based on the below time period only: Request a cancellation within: 12 hours of auction win or Buy it Now purchase. - If I have made a mistake and have inadvertently misrepresented any of my auctions/fixed listings, I will reimburse the cost of the item plus all shipping costs (as well as the return shipping). CONDITIONS OF RETURN (within Canada): - Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the Buyer is responsible for any loss in value.- If an item is insured, regardless of fault, the Buyer shall co-operate with Seller in every aspect in the submission to the Insurer of a claim for coverage or reimbursement (for example, taking photos of a damaged package/item, etc.). PAYMENT: - I accept Pay Pal only. - Winning bidders must pay within 3 days of AUCTION's end. - Immediate payment is required on BUY IT NOW (Fixed Price) Listings (this includes the 'BEST OFFER' Option if applicable). FEEDBACK: I will leave feedback after the item has been paid for, sent and the buyer has left their feedback. This way I will know that you have received your item and are satisfied. We are a Smoke Free Home.Thank you for looking! Condition: Used, Condition: This jug has vintage wear i.e. lots of crazing cracks in the glaze, commensurate with its age. There is a hairline crack inside the jug, low down on one of the sides (please see photos for details)., Manufacturer: Britannia Designs Ltd, Time Period: 1960s approximately, Theme: Scottish Souvenir, Features: Scottish Thistle Design Tighnabruaich on Front, Material: Pottery Ceramic, Original/Reproduction: Vintage Original, Object Type: Milk Jug or Pitcher, Color: Multi Color, Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom

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