This jug is a Doulton stoneware later version of a jug that Doultons first made in 1870. By this time, the jug had gone upmarket - this one has a silver rim. The 1870 version of this vase is shown on p83 of Desmond Eyles' "The Doulton Lambeth Wares". It is notable as being a poineering work, made by lathe turning.
This jug can be dated to 1902/3. The jug was made in 1902 when Doultons were still not yet 'Royal' Doulton. The jug has the impressed Doulton Lambeth mark with 'England' underneath, which ceased in 1902 when Doultons received permission to use the word 'Royal' before their name. The silver rim, however has a hallmarked date of 1903, and was made in Birmingham by E S Barnsley & Co Ltd.
The jug is in first class condition with no chips, cracks, crazing or restoration. The silver rim shows a minimal amount of indentation. During manufacture and prior to firing or glazing, something has lightly touched the front of the jug, and made a scarcely perceptible small mark on the turned surface.