Pitcher

Object Number: 
INV.12633
Date: 
1790-1820
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 x 8 1/4 x 6 1/2 in. ( 20.3 x 21 x 16.5 cm )
Marks: 
Written in ink on Nadelman collection label on underside: "226 / Eng"
Description: 
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.
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 made throughout the 19th century, mainly for taverns and humbler 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