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Ozzie the owl - a North Staffordshire slipware owl jug
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1660 - 1730 (c.) This famous owl jug was made in Staffordshire during the late 17th or early 18th century.

The decoration was produced using slip or liquid clay which was trailed on using a technique similar to cake icing, and then mixed together using a comb to give the marbled effect.

The jug, also known as Ozzie, can be used as a drinking vessel, as the head comes off and forms a cup. Ozzie was first seen on an edition of the Antiques Roadshow on 4th March 1990, and was bought by the Potteries Museum & Art Gallery soon afterwards.


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