Q: Is this a milk jug? How old is it and what is the maker’s mark?

A: The letter “N” with a crown above it has been used by many companies. It was first used in 1773 by the Capo-di-Monte factory in Naples, Italy. The pottery operated under various owners until it closed in 1821. Capo-di-Monte was known for its high relief decorations. Several companies have made Capo-di-Monte style porcelain, some using a crown over N mark. It isn’t possible to tell you how old your milk jug or pitcher is or who made it for sure. We can’t tell the quality or value from a picture. It looks like inexpensive quality pottery and might sell for $15 to $25.

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