Dining is an art. When you eat to get most out of your meal, to please the palate, just as well as to satiate the appetite, that, my friend, is dining.” ~ Yuan Mei
My "show and tell" today illustrates some table items from fine dining-the water or drink pitchers. How many now just pour from the plastic bottle or the box? Even commercials show a family at a table with a giant bottle of soda and a bucket of chicken-not sure that really qualifies as dining, but the 21st century has redefined the art of eating...you want fries with that?
So, let us consider my objet d'art of the Victorian table...the pitcher, but first, homage to the Dutch painter Vermeer's "Young Woman with a Water Pitcher"!
In English speaking countries outside North America, a jug is any container with a handle and a mouth and spout for liquid—American "pitchers" are more likely to be called jugs elsewhere.
Jugs is a word that could cause some issues...telling someone you have some nice jugs...well, you might not want to go there! Anyway, I have some nice pitchers!