Picquot Ware Coffee Pot Hot Water Jug 1950s Made in England
Mid Century Picquot Ware Coffee Water Jug.
Designed in 1947, made in England.
Made in a Northampton factory that had made parts for Spitfires and other aircraft during the war, presumably by the same skilled craftsman.
The cool retro writing on the base of this jug indicates that it was probably made in the 1950s.
It is 18cm high and 18cm wide.
It holds approximately 2 pints or 1 litre.
In good vintage condition with signs of age as can be seen in the photos.
This jug, model number J6, was originally designed as a hot water jug to accompany a tea set or, curiously, "for instant coffee'. These days i'm sure the original team behind the jug wouldn't mind if you decanted filter or espresso coffee into it!
It is made of an aluminum alloy, Magnalium, that was specially produced for the range and polishes up beautifully whilst retaining that lovely vintage patina. Picquotware was cast in one piece to minimise leaks when pouring, with the spout designed to be non-drip. The solid consultation is excellent at retaining heat.
The handle is made of sycamore wood. When plastic became fashionable and very widely used in the 1960s, the team at Picquot came under pressure to switch to plastic but they resisted saying that nothing has the same beauty as real wood.
Note that we have attempted to show and state the condition as accurately as possible but this is a pre-loved, vintage item and some minor signs of age and/or use are to be expected. There may also inevitably be slight variations in the colours shown due to lighting, the camera lens and the device the image is viewed through.