Pitcher

Object Number: 
INV.12626
Date: 
1790-1830
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 x 5 1/4 x 3 3/4 in. ( 10.2 x 13.3 x 9.5 cm )
Marks: 
written: on collector's label on underside of pitcher: " 1488/Eng." impressed: on handle: "24 / (illeg.) V"
Description: 
Molded creamware (mochaware) baluster pitcher with trefoil terminus on applied handle; sides decorated with spiraled loops of white, bluish gray, and dark brown pigment on medium brown ground; banded at rim and foot with bands of dark brown.
Gallery Label: 
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 make throughout the 19th century, mainly for taverns and humble homes.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group