Overall: 4 x 5 1/4 x 3 3/4 in. ( 10.2 x 13.3 x 9.5 cm )
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.
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
written: on collector's label on underside of pitcher: " 1488/Eng." impressed: on handle: "24 / (illeg.) V"
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.
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
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