Jugs, Pitchers, & Mugs

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  • Mochaware Mug with White Trailed Slip in Wavy Lines & Blue & Black Stripes

    This mug features three trailed white slip wavy lines on a panel decorated with black slip. The three trailed lines on the black slip are well controlled. Combined with crisp sky-blue and black stripes on a clean white ground, they create an elegant design. To make the clean white color, the creamware body was pearled with just a bit of cobalt.

    Made in England, circa 1830.

    For a further discussion of trailed slip lines, see J. Rickard “Mocha and related dipped wares 1770-1939″, pages 88-94.

    Dimensions: diameter at the widest point 4.65 x height 5.75.”

    Condition: Excellent.

  • Mochaware Pitcher with Sky-Blue Trailed Slip Lines


    A mochaware pitcher with two panels showing four wavy sky-blue trailed slip lines, around the top edge a band of green glazed rouletting, and three bands of black slip. The color combination on this crisp white ground is exciting. The spout has an impressed fleur-de-lis design, and the handle has impressed foliate decoration on the terminals. The wavy lines were applied from a single chamber slip cup fitted with quills.

    For a discussion of the use of quills on mochaware, see J. Rickard “Mocha and related dipped wares 1770-1939″ pgs 88-94.

    Dimensions: 5.75″ tall x 4.5” diameter at widest point

    Condition: Excellent

  • Mochaware Mug Decorated with Soft Blue Green & Brown Made in England, circa 1820


    Every piece of Mochaware is unique. This pitcher is decorated with slip (colored clays) in a three-color cable pattern of soft blue, beige, and chocolate brown on a beige ground. Around the top and bottom are grooved rings decorated with green glaze. Made in England circa 1820, the decoration was applied while the pitcher turned on a lathe. The terminals of the handle are decorated with a molded foliate design.

    Dimensions: 6″ tall x 4.5″ diameter at widest point

    Condition: Professionally restored. It looks great from the outside, but the inside has a pasty texture, showing that it has been restored.

  • Mochaware Pitcher Decorated with “”Trees” and Seaweed” England, circa 1810


    Made in England circa 1810 this mochaware pitcher is decorated with “Trees” and “Seaweed.” It is molded in an elegant shape with an extra-wide mouth probably made this way so that pieces of fruit in a punch could pour out. The pitcher has bands of orange-brown slip decorated with both “Trees” and “Seaweed”. These dendritic designs are part of what make mochaware is unique. The design is formed by using small amounts of an acidic dark brown liquid and carefully dropping this liquid onto the alkaline orange slip before firing. The resultant chemical reaction causes the tree-seaweed pattern. Because the patterns are caused by chemical reactions each one is unique. The slip bands are separated by six thin bands of impressed white pearls and two white bands of impressed waves.

    Dimensions: 6.75 inches tall x 7 inches deep x 4.5 inches diameter at widest point

    Condition: Excellent with very slight fritting and toning along the top edge.

  • Mochaware Pitcher Made in England, circa 1820


    This mochaware pitcher was made of pearl glazed creamware in England circa 1820. It has a unique design with freeform decoration in orange, light blue, and white on two wide black slip bands. To make this design, the lathe operator would have removed the pitcher from the lathe and poured the colored slip onto the pitcher. Thin lines of bright orange slip encircling the pitcher energize the freeform design. Crisp leaf terminals on the handle add to the beauty of the piece.

    Dimensions: 7″ tall x 5.25″ diameter at the widest point

    Condition: Excellent.

  • Mochaware Mug Made by Don Carpentier in 1992


    Don Carpentier created this exquisite mochaware mug at the end of the 20th century in 1992. The mug has three shades of brown slip combined in a wild and seemingly freeform decoration. In fact, the process of applying the slip to this creamware mug is quite precise. First, the lathe turner, in this case, Don Carpentier, would dip the slip from a three-color cup as he rotated the lathe. Next, he would use a group of quills to comb vertical lines down through the semi-wet slip. The overall effect is remarkable.

    Dimensions: 3.75″ tall x 3.25″ diameter

    Condition: Excellent. There is some brown slip at the bottom of the mug. This is from the making.

  • Antique Salt-Glazed Teapot Made in Mid-18th Century, England


    Made circa 1765, this English salt-glazed stoneware teapot is hand painted in soft enamel colors showing a naive English interpretation of a Chinese garden with peonies and Taihu rocks on one side and a variety of flowers on the other. Salt-Glazed stoneware was popular in early Colonial America. Functional stoneware pieces like this coffee pot were durable and, like this pot, were often exquisitely. Decorated. For a discussion of the place of useful stoneware pottery in Colonial America, see J Skerry and S Hood “Saltgalzed Stoneware in Early America.”

    Dimensions: H 8.25 in. (20.96 cm) W 4.25 in. (10.8 cm) D 6.75 in. (17.15 cm)

    Condition: Excellent.

  • Mochaware Creamware Mug Made in England circa 1800 Decorated with “Seaweed”


    Made in England circa 1800, this exquisite mug is decorated with three milk chocolate-colored slip bands, each band with midnight brown “seaweed” over the slip. The brown bands are highlighted by a band of green glazed rouletting along the mug’s top and base. The seaweed-like pattern results from a dynamic process in which the contact line between two liquids, the acidic dark brown coloring, and the alkaline slip below becomes unstable. The acid/base chemical reaction drives the instability. To make this design, the lathe turner removed the bowl from the lathe. Then he dipped his brush into the dark brown acidic concoction and touched the brush just outside the bottom edge of the brown slip bands, whereupon the dark brown coloring ran quickly spreading to form the “seaweed.”

    Dimensions: 6″ diameter x 4″ tall

    Condition: Excellent

  • Creamware Mochaware Pitcher Decorated with Cable and Dot Decoration, England


    A mochaware pitcher with cable and trailed dot decoration was made in England, circa 1810. The center section of this pitcher is colored with vivid orange slip. This orange slip is further decorated with a rarely seen combination of white trailed dots and a three-color cable of white, blue, and midnight brown. Along the pitcher’s top and bottom, we see traditional green glazed bands with a herringbone design. For a collector of mochaware, a most interesting aspect of this unique pitcher is the midnight brown on the thin brown bands has run down. This is the result of the acid in the midnight brown reacting with the alkaline slip colors below it. This is the first time I have seen this effect. The lathe turner must have known of this chemical interaction, and the running down effect would have been a rare decorative choice.

    Dimensions: 7″ height x 5.5″ diameter

    Condition: In general excellent with a tiny chip on the spout invisibly restored.

  • Mochaware Tankard with 5 Quill and Dot Trailed Slip Decoration


    A Mochaware tankard with 5 quill and dot trailed slip decoration Made in England circa 1820, this is a masterpiece of mochaware. The decoration all works together. There is a band of impressed green glazed rouletting around the top edge. The middle of the tankard is decorated with a large band of milk chocolate brown slip and further decorated with four horizontal wavy lines of trailing white slip separated by a vertical line of five white dots. Above and below the center are bands of medium blue slip. To accomplish this, trailed decoration required experience and great dexterity on the part of the lathe turner.

    Dimensions: 6″ tall x 4.5″ wide

    Condition: Excellent

  • From the Collection of Mario Buatta a 18th Century Chinese Porcelain Mug


    From the Collection of Mario Buatta
    This 18th-century Chinese porcelain mug is hand-painted with a crown above the motto “God Save the King” and the initials “GR” for George Regis, all depicted beneath laurel leaves and swags of purple cloth. Purple is the color of royalty.
    It is the perfect mug for an Anglophile.
    It was made for the English market circa 1770, indicating that “GR” stands for King George III.
    The regal theme is enhanced by the single large peony painted on each side of the mug. In Chinese tradition, peonies are known as the king of flowers and symbolize royalty. There is a gold heart painted on the handle.

    Dimensions: 5″ height x 3″ diameter

    Condition: Excellent

  • Large Antique Chinese Porcelain Tankard


    From the Collection of Mario Buatta
    We purchased this mug from the estate of Mario Buatta. Mario was one of our very best clients for four decades.

    This large and beautiful Chinese mug is hand-painted with vivid images of birds and flowers. Lavish baroque-style gilt adds to its beauty. The exquisite decoration blends Chinese motifs with Western baroque style gilding. It’s a feast for the eyes.

    Dimensions: Dm 4.5 in. x H 5.5 in. x D 7 in. (to the end of the handle.

    Condition: Excellent.

  • Mochaware Mug Twig and Wavy line Decoration England c-1830 Rickard Collection

  • Mochaware Mug Made by J.& R Clews at the Cobridge Factory, England, circa 1820

  • Antique Mochaware Mug Slip Decorated Made in England circa 1815

  • Small Mochaware Mug England circa 1820

  • Extra Large Mochaware Pitcher with Cable Decoration England circa 1820

  • A Mochaware Mug Slip Banded and Rouletted England circa 1810

  • A Mochaware Mug with a Geometric Pattern, England circa 1815

  • Small Brown Mochaware Mug Made in England circa 1820

  • Mochaware Pitcher Made in England circa 1830

  • Large Mochaware Mug

  • Rosso Antico Wedgwood Pitcher

  • Early Bow Porcelain Tankard Mid-18th Century


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