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A large 19th century English Sunderland pink lustre pugilistic jug with a boxing scene under the spout, a fraternal inscription to one side and an image of the iron Bridge at Sunderland on the opposing face.

The Grand Union Odd Fellow’s Lodge at Huddersfield was founded in 1824. The jug is signed Dixon & Co. Sunderland Pottery (active 1807-65).

The transferware pugilistic image is one that would have been well known at the time – it depicts the famous 1788 contest between Humpreys and Mendoza. Along with the scratched out “P” loops it is likely that Fyanklin is a typo for Franklin.

Old English Lustre Pottery, W. D. John and Warren Baker
Chapter XXI
Pugilistic Lustreware