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Mochaware Pitcher with Three Cable Decoration England Circa 1830$1,860.00
This mochaware pitcher has three broad bands of slip-decorated color: two bands of dark tan frame a band of light blue.
Each band is decorated with a wavy three-color cable of white, light brown, and dark “mocha” brown.
Every piece of Mochaware is unique. Decorated with a three-color cable pattern, this pitcher is a gem!
Made in England circa 1830, it would have been turned on a lathe.
The turner decorated this pitcher with concentric bands of dark brown above and below each slip-colored band.
The turner then unlocked the lathe and applied by freehand a three-color cable of marbled slip design over the bands of colored ground.
The use of cable patterns on mochaware is an English invention created around 1810.
For images and a detailed explanation of this multi-chambered slip pot decoration, see Jonathan Rickard’s “Mocha and Related Dipped Wares 1770-1939,” pp 62-74.
Dimensions: 6,75″ tall x 5.5″ at widest point x 8.25″ from tip of spout to end of handle
Staffordshire Porcelain Pitcher England Circa 1830$285.00
This simple, charming Staffordshire porcelain pitcher is perfect for flowers.
Made in England circa 1830, the pitcher has a beautiful hand painted bouquet on the front.
We see colors of pink, light blue, yellow, purple, orange, and two tones of green on the leaves.
Three horizontal gilt bands define the base, neck, and top of the pitcher.
The handle has an embossed decoration of leaves on the vine.
Dimensions: 6.75″ tall x 6.5″ from the end of spout to end of handle x 4.75″ diameter at the widest point and 3″ diameter across the base
Condition: Very good, with slight wear to the painted enamels (see close-up images). The porcelain and gilding are perfect.
Antique French Porcelain Pitcher Hand Painted Empire Period, Circa 1815$860.00
Made in the Napoleonic period, this exquisite French porcelain pitcher was hand-painted in the Empire style. It boasts classical and rococo influences, with a bold purple square outlined in gold and elegant swags of acanthus* leaves, symbolizing immortality, painted in grisaille. The green enamel on the handle adds a touch of refinement. The gilding on the throat of the pitcher is exceptional, depicting a pair of golden hawks amidst vines. With meticulous attention to detail, the painting features an array of stunning colors, all expertly accented with gleaming gold gilding.
*Acanthus leaves symbolize immortality. In the Napoleonic period in France, acanthus refers to Napoleon’s immortality.
Dimensions: 9.25” tall x 7.25” deep x 5.75” diameter at the widest point
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
Odd Fellows Creamware Pitcher Very Large England Circa 1850$1,640.00
This very large creamware pitcher is fully decorated with the imagery and symbols of the Odd Fellows (see images).
Odd Fellows promote philanthropy, the ethic of reciprocity, and charity.
At the front of the pitcher, we see a panel with the words “We are odd Fellows When we act and Do the thing which is Right.”
Around this panel are the words “How grand in Age How fair in Youth is Holly Friendship, Love and Truth.”
Above the panel is an open palm with a heart symbolic of charity given from the heart.
On both sides of the pitcher is the Odd Fellows motto, “Amicitia Amor et Veritas,”; which translates to Friendship, Love, and Truth.
The motto is seen together with an image of Lady Justice and an angel holding a budding branch. Lady Justice personifies morality in judicial systems. The budding branch symbolizes the idea that truth can “draw freshness and verdure” from the “most barren facts and common things in life” and give them life and interest.
Above all of this is a shining sun. As the sun shines on us all, it symbolizes impartiality in the benevolence of the Odd Fellows.
Dimensions: 9.75″ tall x 8.25″ diameter
Condition: An invisible restoration to the underside of the vase, only, and some scratching, particularly to the lustered leaves and the flowers and the lustered top edge.
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