A mochaware pitcher with both cable and wavy line decoration.
Made in England circa 1820 this outstanding mochaware pitcher has two-color cable decoration of light blue and dark brown on a broad camel colored ground. Enhancing the cable the artist painted thinner lines of light blue and dark brown above and below the cable. The pitcher has another broad band of sand colored slip with four wavy white lines which were made with quills dipped in white slip and dragged over the sand colored ground. The handle has attractive acanthus leaf terminals.
H 7 in. x W 6 in. x D 8.25 in.
Excellent. Very slight staining near the bottom of the inside of the pitcher
Mochaware was first made in England in the late 1700s and continued to be produced in the first half of the 19th century. A great deal of English Mochaware was exported to early America where it was everyday pottery. The simple, geometric decorations and dynamic colors have remained timeless and popular.
For a further discussion of both the wavy line and the cable decoration see Mocha and related dipped ware, 1770-1939 by Jonathan Rickard.
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