Anthony J Sargeant

Wonderful 12-13th Century Kashan jug from Iran in iridised turquoise glaze

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Bought at auction in Hilversum, The Netherlands, in the 1990s by Anthony J Sargeant as part of complementary stock for the main antique business of 16th-17th Century British Oak Furniture and antique oriental carpets and textiles. Never sold, or even offered for sale, because it came to be known as the ‘Lucy Jug’. Tony was at the auction in person but was standing in the auction house, who knew him very well, when a telephone came through to say that his wife was going into labour – rushing back to the house – everything seemed under control – and so Tony found time to make a call to buy this jug on a telephone bid – now named after his Daughter (thus matching another Kashan jug (The Tommy Jug) bought 4 years earlier  to commemorate the birth of his son.

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