Jugs, Pitchers, & Mugs

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  • Large Slip Decorated Antique Mochaware Pitcher With Mocha Trees Made Circa 1815

    $2,800.00

    This is the rare piece of mochaware that, intentionally or not, presents a scene. This large and beautiful mochaware pitcher is decorated with gray slip, the color of a stormy sky. A horizontal band of mocha “trees” with their bare branches creates a scene of a stormy winter’s day (see “Background of Mocha Trees” below). The band of green glazed impressed decoration encircling the top of the pitcher brightens the pitcher’s overall feeling. The handle has well-defined acanthus leaf terminals.

    Dimensions: 6.75″ tall x 5.5″ diameter at the widest point

    Condition: Excellent.The pitcher’s top edge has several original uneven spots from when the pitcher was made (they are under the glaze).

  • Antique English Soft Paste Porcelain Liverpool Coffee Pot 18th Century

    $900.00

    We are pleased to offer this rare Liverpool soft-paste porcelain coffee pot made in England in the late 18th century, circa 1785. The pot is painted with a lovely chinoiserie scene on both sides of the body. In the scene, a lady stands in front of a blossoming plum tree. She offers a basket of sweets to two boys. The artisan skillfully integrated chinoiserie figures into the design to add exotic appeal in an era when China was still a distant land of mystery.

    Dimensions: 10.5″ tall x 8.5″ deep x 5″ wide
    Condition: Very good with a single fine short hairline (see images).

  • Mochaware Mug with Royal Blue Slip and Black Geometric Designs Made England

    $1,520.00

    This English mochaware mug is decorated with a wide band of deep royal blue. Above and below the blue are thin black bands, several of which have geometric designs. The body of the mug is pearled creamware which dates the piece to circa 1820. The royal blue is exquisite and rarely found on mochaware.

    Dimensions: 5.75″ tall x 3.75″ diameter
    Condition: Good with two faint hairlines 1″ long and 1.25″ long on the inside. They are shorter and barely noticeable on the outside of the mug.

  • Mochaware Mug with Mocha “Trees” & Inscribed “E-R” under a Crown and “19__” .

    $430.00

    This style of mochaware mug was among the most popular throughout the 19th century. The mug is decorated with blue and beige bands of slip and further decorated with an all-around design of mocha “trees” On the front of the mug just above the base is a small inscription “E-R” under a crown and “19__”. The date is left unfinished. I believe the mug was made by a Staffordshire factory in 1936. In that year, King Edward VIII (Edward Regis or “E R”) began to talk of abdication to marry Wallis Simpson even before he was crowned King. If the mug were made during the coronation year when the makers did not know if Edward would be crowned King or soon abdicate, this could account for the unfinished date. The underside of the mug has a plastic label, which seems to be a museum catalog number.

    Dimensions: 3.5″ diameter x 5″ tall

    Condition: Excellent

  • Early Mochaware Pitcher Cut Through the Colored Slip Made in England, circa 1800

    $3,600.00

    Made in England circa 1800, this large and exquisite mochaware pitcher is decorated with 16 bands of blue and brown colored slip. Ten of these bands are cut through vertically and horizontally, forming a design of squares and rectangles. The technique of cutting through the slip both up, down, and sideways is exceptionally rare on mochaware. The result is a bold geometric design. The handle has crisp acanthus leaf terminals.

    Dimensions: 8″ tall x diameter 4.75″

    Condition: Excellent. The underside has a very faint, thin Y-shaped hairline that does not go through to the inside of the pitcher. The line can be seen on the bottom left side of image #8.

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

    $2,300.00

    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 Decorated with “”Trees” and Seaweed” England, circa 1810

    $2,400.00

    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

    $2,700.00

    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.

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

    $1,160.00

    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”

    $2,700.00

    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

    $3,400.00

    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

    $3,400.00

    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

    $1,460.00

    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

    $1,600.00

    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

    $1,200.00
  • Mochaware Mug Made by J.& R Clews at the Cobridge Factory, England, circa 1820

    $1,800.00
  • Antique Mochaware Mug Slip Decorated Made in England circa 1815

    $2,300.00
  • Small Mochaware Mug England circa 1820

    $800.00
  • Extra Large Mochaware Pitcher with Cable Decoration England circa 1820

    $3,400.00
  • A Mochaware Mug Slip Banded and Rouletted England circa 1810

    $1,500.00
  • A Mochaware Mug with a Geometric Pattern, England circa 1815

    $1,200.00
  • Small Brown Mochaware Mug Made in England circa 1820

    $800.00
  • Mochaware Pitcher Made in England circa 1830

    $2,600.00
  • Large Mochaware Mug

    $2,600.00

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