William Morris Strawberry Thief Fine China Jug
Fine china jug in the Strawberry Thief design by William Morris as part of Lesser & Pavey's William Morris Collection.
Jug measures: 14 cm high x 9 cm diameter at the base, 7.5 cm diameter at the top
Weighs: 376 g. 1 pint (16 fluid oz) capacity
Dishwasher safe & microwave safe
Comes boxed as shown in photograph. We also sell a set of 2 mugs and a tea pot for one set in the Pimpernel design.
Strawberry Thief was designed by William Morris in 1883 with birds drawn by his architect friend Philip Webb. Strawberry Thief was inspired by the Morris family efforts to grow strawberries at their home Kelmscott Manor but being thwarted by thrushes who would creep under the netting and eat the fruit. Morris insisted that the birds be left undisturbed.