A lovely antique 19th century Mochaware pitcher decorated with a three color cable pattern of dark brown, white, and light blue slip. This Dutch shape pearlware pitcher was first decorated with concentric bands of dark brown, light blue, and white slip above and below a large central band of light colored brown slip (see image #1). The central band is decorated with a wonderful three color trail of marbled slip. The terminals of the handle are decorated with a molded foliate design.
Each piece of Mochaware is unique. This pitcher is a small gem. The pitcher is in exceptionally clean condition with no restorations.
The pitcher measures 4 inches tall x 3 inches diameter.
Excellent. There is a small chip on the underside of the pitcher towards the middle of the piece.
The cable pattern is an English invention created around 1810. The pattern is also known as “earthworm”. For images and a detailed explanation of this multi chambered slip pot decoration see Jonathan Rickard “Mocha and Related Dipped Wares 1770-1939” pgs 62-74.
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