Creamware Mochaware Pitcher Decorated with Cable and Dot Decoration, England
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.