Antique Hydra shaped ironstone jug made by Mason's C.mid 1800's. This pretty hydra shaped jug is in the Imari palette with deep cobalt blue and hand painted rust orange design and flowers. The handle is the desirable sea serpent shape that was handpainted with green scales. The design is continued inside the mouth of the jug. It measures approx. 6 5/8" tall by 5 1/8" wide at the widest part of the base. There is a a small very old hairline at the rim that does not detract from the beauty of this jug.