Every piece of mochaware is unique. Decorated with a three color cable pattern of dark brown, light brown, and white slip this mug is a small gem!
Made in England circa 1820 it would have been turned on a lathe. The turner decorated the mug with concentric bands of dark brown above and below a large central band of coffee colored brown slip. The turner then applied a three color cable of marbled slip design over the central coffee colored slip band.
The use of cable patterns on mochaware is an English invention created around 1810.
The mug measures 3.75 inches tall x 3 inches diameter.
Excellent. The mug is in exceptionally clean condition with no restorations.
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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