ANTIQUE STAFFORDSHIRE POTTERY LEECH JAR WITH LID CIRCA MID TO LATE 1800S
The Staffordshire Potteries is the industrial area encompassing the six towns, Tunstall, Burslem, Hanley, Stoke, Fenton and Longton that now make up the city of Stoke-on-Trent in Staffordshire, England. North Staffordshire became a centre of ceramic production in the early 17th century, due to the local availability of clay, salt, lead and coal. Hundreds of companies produced decorative or industrial items.
This antique leech jar was made in Staffordshire and is in near excellent condition except for a small chip present on the rim of the lid. It came in various sizes as indicated by the number 3 embossed on the bottom of the jar (not imaged). With the lid the jar is approximately 12 inches high.