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Antique Jugs, Jars and Tins

Our antique jugs selection contains stunning pieces in porcelain, glass, metal and more. Adorn a sideboard or mantelpiece with intricate and ornate crockery or go for something simple yet stunning. You’ll find eye-catching colours, sturdy materials and pretty painting among the high-quality secondhand goods in our collection.

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Antique jugs to suit all tastes

Choose from an impressive collection of antique apothecary jars, storage containers and spice tins to create an air of history in your kitchen space. Tea caddies and food containers with original lettering are perfect for building an antique kitchen. Explore rounded spouts and handles with swirling lines, or angular metal jugs with a minimalistic look, depending on your tastes and space. Our listings make it easy for antiques lovers to beautify their homes with items to suit any budget.

History in a box

Each beautiful item has a story to tell. Snuff boxes and bottles were common in the 17th century UK, when powdered tobacco was stored in chests tiny enough for a waistcoat pocket. Cannisters, jugs and pots for tea and coffee create evocative images of how these popular beverages have been stored and served throughout the centuries. Each item on our site contains a detailed description, bringing it to life so you can learn all about it, just like you would in an antiques shop.

A multitude of uses

While many of our attractive antique jugs are for ornamental use, most can be repurposed and given a new lease of life in the home. A tobacco jar, spice jar or spirit measure may once have had a specific purpose, but it’s up to you how you use your second-hand bounty. Oil jars with small openings are excellent for displaying ornamental grasses, while jewellery boxes or pharmacy bottles are handy for trinkets, essential oils or keys. Or you could use antique tins and jugs as a new home for a favourite plant.

Worldwide beauty

Our antique jugs and tins selection contains items from all over the world, to inspire and impress. Indian containers are typically made from sturdy wood or ornate metal. And Chinese and Japanese receptacles often come adorned with colourful nature-inspired designs. Why not display these antique tins and jars alongside other beautifully crafted items such as mirrors and clocks, which we’ve hand-picked to inspire you?

Use our handy marketplace to browse thousands of antique jugs and use the filter to hone down your search – it’s so much more straightforward than traipsing round antiques shops for that tea caddy, biscuit barrel or sugar canister you’re looking for.