Memory jugs are mosaic vessels covered in mortar and encrusted with shards, shells, and various found objects. They were popular in victorian times as folk art but the idea is believed to have originated from African mourning vessels.
Memory Box- Laurie Zuckerman
Other Crafts; Memory Jug, Ceramic Lamp Base, Various Trinkets, 20 inch.
I really want this....Rare and Curious Archimboldesque Shell Figure ;mid 18thC
Vintage Memory Folk Tramp Art Spirit Jar Jug Vase 5 3 8" Tall | eBay