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Large Mochaware Pitcher Blue and Black Slip Decoration Made England, Circa 1830$1,700.00
Provenance: From The D H & S E Miller Collection
We are pleased to offer this large antique mochaware pitcher made in England circa 1830. This large, barrel-shaped, mochaware pitcher is machine turned and slip banded. Eighteen thin black bands set off the three prominent blue bands. The colors blue and black are an excellent combination. The handle has remarkably crisp acanthus leaf terminals.
Dimensions: 7.3″ tall x 5.8″ diameter at the widest point
Large Mochaware Mug with Wavy Line Slip Decoration England Circa 1820$2,600.00
Made in England circa 1820, this beauty has a lively design. The large center band is decorated with wavy lines of white slip over a band of milk chocolate colored slip.
Above and below the main band are blue bands of slip, and just below the top edge is a band of green glazed impressed herringbone design.
Dimensions: 6″ tall x 4.25″ diameter
Mochaware Pitcher Mocha Ware Milk Chocolate Color Made England Circa 1815$1,360.00
This mochaware pitcher is decorated with bands of lovely milk chocolate-colored slip.
This color works beautifully with the unpainted creamware body of the handle and interior of the pitcher.
Just below the top edge, we see a band of black and white rouletting, and above the bottom edge is a similar black and white rouletted band.
Dimensions: 5.75″ tall x 4″ at the widest point
Condition: Good: two short hairlines of approximately half an inch are seen on either side of the top edge. There is a hairline on the underside which does not go through.
Background of Mochaware: Mochaware pottery is slip-decorated, lathe-turned, earthenware with bands of colored slip applied to buff-colored or white bodies
Early 19th Century Creil French Mochaware Coffee Pot$1,900.00
A Creil mochaware peach-colored coffee pot made circa 1810.
This elegant coffee pot features a dark brown mocha design on a light peach body. Mochaware was developed in Staffordshire in the late 18th century, but spread to continental Europe through the Middle-Eastern moss agate trade. Moss agate stones, which sport a similar tree-like design, were exported to the West through the port of al Makha, translated in English to “Mocha.” While moss agates were used as semiprecious stones in jewelry and objets de vertu for the upper classes, their dendrite design inspired potters such as Creil to create mochawares for more quotidian usage.
Dimensions: 10 in. H x 6 1/4 at widest point (25.4 cm H x 15.9 cm W)
Condition: Excellent visual condition, with invisible professional restoration to cover and spout. Some minor staining to clay body under the glaze on the foot.
Early 19th Century Orange English Mochaware Waste Bowl$1,900.00
An English mochaware waste bowl in the London shape with cable or “earthworm” decoration, dating to circa 1820.
Developed in Staffordshire in the late 18th century, dipped wares utilized colored liquid clay slips to create surprisingly modern abstract and geometric motifs. This small waste bowl features a cable design with marbled colors of dark brown, blue, and white slip on an orange ground. The bowl’s rim has a rouletted band of chevrons lightly glazed in green. The bright color palette of this bowl dates it to an earlier period of production, circa 1820. Later dipped wares have much more subdued colors.
Condition: The bowl is in very good condition, with two tiny chips to the rim each measuring approximately 0.2 cm in length. The underside of the base has some glaze flaking. There is a hairline circular crack in the well of the bowl.
Dimensions: 4 5/8 in. diameter x 2 1/2 in. height (11.8 cm diameter x 6.6 cm height).
A Large Mochaware Mug With Rare Combed Down Rows of Slip$3,300.00
An exceptional mochaware mug with rare combed-down slip decoration. The renowned expert on Mocaware, Jonathan Rickard, lists this type of decoration in “Mocha and Related Dipped Wares 1770-1939” in a section entitled “Combinations and Other Oddities”, pages 106-121. According to Rickard “A further enhancement of the marbling process involved the use of a tool that functioned much like a comb by dragging the toothed tool through the wet marbling in a … constant direction”. The resulting decoration is exquisite. The handle of the mug has lovely foliate terminals. The top and bottom of the mug are each decorated with three bands of blue slip. The managers of mochaware factories often only specified the style of the work but gave each turner some freedom regarding the choice of design and colors. With rare exceptions, each piece of mochaware is unique. Height: 6″
Condition: Very slight wear to the bottom edge and handle, a very small flake on the handle see image #4 —a few very small firing and slip turning defects as originally made (see images).
Mochaware Mug with Seaweed Decoration$1,630.00
Made in England circa 1810, this exquisite mug is decorated with two orange-colored slip bands. Each band is decorated with midnight brown “seaweed” over the slip. The orange bands are separated by bands four thin bands of midnight brown and a beautiful band of green glazed rouletting along the mug’s top and base. The managers of mochaware factories often only specified the style of the work but gave each turner some freedom regarding the choice of design and colors. With rare exceptions, each piece of mochaware is unique.
Dimensions: 4.75″ tall x 3.25″ diameter. Condition: Excellent
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” perhaps standing for Edward Regis, the new King of England. The underside of the mug has a plastic label, which seems to be a museum catalog number.
Dimensions: 3.5″ diameter x 5″ tall
Early Mochaware Pitcher Cut Through the Colored Slip Made in England, circa 1800$2,600.00
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. The managers of mochaware factories often only specified the style of the work but gave each turner some freedom regarding the choice of design and colors. With rare exceptions, each piece of mochaware is unique.
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 Pitcher Decorated with “”Trees” and Seaweed” England, circa 1810$1,600.00
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 managers of mochaware factories often only specified the style of the work but gave each turner some freedom regarding the choice of design and colors. On this pitcher, 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$2,300.00
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. The managers of mochaware factories often only specified the style of the work but gave each turner some freedom regarding the choice of design and colors. With rare exceptions, each piece of mochaware is unique. 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
Mochaware Creamware Mug Made in England circa 1800 Decorated with “Seaweed”$1,600.00
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
Mochaware Mug Twig and Wavy line Decoration England c-1830 Rickard Collection$700.00
Mochaware Mug Made by J.& R Clews at the Cobridge Factory, England, circa 1820$1,600.00
Antique Mochaware Mug Slip Decorated Made in England circa 1815$1,900.00
Mochaware Bowl with Dipped Fan Decoration Made in England circa 1800$3,800.00
Small Mochaware Mug England circa 1820$600.00
A Mochaware Mug Slip Banded and Rouletted England circa 1810$800.00
A Mochaware Mug with a Geometric Pattern, England circa 1815$1,200.00
Small Brown Mochaware Mug Made in England circa 1820$400.00
Mochaware Pitcher Made in England circa 1830$2,600.00
Mochaware Bowl Made in England circa 1815$1,870.00
Creamware Mochaware Bowl Decorated with Trees circa 1800$2,600.00
Large Mochaware Bowl with Both Cable and Marbled Decoration$3,300.00
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