Minton Majolica jug/pitcher which features a handle in the form of a mermaid with entwined tail, a satyr mask below the spout and cherubs hanging from grape vines across the sides. Cobalt blue ground version. Colouration: cobalt blue, green, white, are predominant. The piece bears maker’s marks for the Minton pottery. Bears a pattern number, ‘1420’. Marks include a factory specific date cipher for the year 1871.