Mochaware Pitcher Made in England, circa 1820
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