Yattendon School copper hot water jug


A large copper hot water jug made by the Yattendon School, circa 1900.

This is a well known design by Elizabeth Waterhouse with a flowing repousse pattern of trees or bushes. The design featured in the Home Arts and Industries Exhibition of 1901 and was illustrated in The Studio 1901, Volume 23, Page 107.

The jug is signed to the base in ink by J or T Reynolds. The Yattendon craftsman, M. Reynolds, did appear in The Studio in 1900 and it’s possible that this was a family relation.

The hot water jug originally had a weighted flip lid that would open as the jug was tipped. Unfortunately the lid is lost but this piece more than makes up for it with it’s lovely chocolate coloured patina.


Dimensions:    12″ high and 9 1/2″ at widest point

Condition:   Good. A minor ding to the bottom edge on one side

Price:   Sold