Overall: 8 x 8 1/4 x 6 1/2 in. ( 20.3 x 21 x 16.5 cm )
Written in ink on Nadelman collection label on underside: "226 / Eng"
Molded creamware (mochaware) bulbous or baluster-shaped pitcher with strap handle with leaf-shaped termini; body is banded near rim with dark brown slip and an impressed stylized garland tinted green and near spout with dark brown; in between is a broad brown slipped ground over which dark brown and white slip splotches create a marbled effect.
This type of earthenware, known to collectors as mochaware, is made to resemble Mocha stone (moss agate) - a milky-colored stone with moss-like markings in green and reddish-brown. It was first produced in England in the 1780s and made throughout the 19th century, mainly for taverns and humbler homes.
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
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