Lot Number 4

A 19th century Staffordshire pottery leech jar and cover with scroll handles, decorated in cobalt blue and gilt and scribed Leeches, the domed cover being pierced, indistinct impressed mark to the base, approximately 31 cm (h) Condition Report: The cover has one large chip to the rim 15 mm x 7 mm and one smaller 5 mm x 3 mm, the finial of the cover has been detached at some point and glued back in place, no apparent cracks or hairlines to the cover. There is a chip to the rim of the jar where the cover sits approximately 13 mm x 5 mm and a couple of chips to the underside rim, the largest being 12 mm x 4 mm, there is an old staple repair to one of the handles, an area of discolouration 20 mm x 10 mm to the left of the L on the Leeches label and a small 'star' hairline crack to the inside of the jar at the same point, loss to the gilding in areas.