Date & Origin
England,1850 Period of Victoria.
Excellent, no chips cracks or restoration
Height: 31cm Diameter: 22cm
A large mid 19th century porcelain water jug in cream. The spout and handle are in the form of a swan and the main ribbed body has been hand-painted in greens and gold depicting flowers and leaves.
A very unusual example in superb condition.
Robert Stephenson's Britannia Tubular Bridge is opened. The Tubular Bridge provided a rail link from the mainland of North Wales, near Bangor, across to Anglesey and on to Holyhead for ferries to Ireland. Its designer, Robert Stephenson, constructed two main spans with rectangular iron tubes 460 feet long. The bridge itself was 1,511 feet overall and novel in construction since the box sections were constructed on shore and then floated into the straits to be lifted into place.