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Posset pot

  • Place of origin:

    Staffordshire (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1710 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Pool, Robert (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Lead-glazed earthenware with trailed slip decoration

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Miss E. Newmarch

  • Museum number:

    C.24-1949

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 138, The Harry and Carol Djanogly Gallery

Physical description

Bell-shaped with three small vertical loop handles round the lower part. Below the rim rums a two tier inscription, in white, dotted brown slip on white ground. On the lower half of the body the handles alternate with vertical applied strips of brown clay with horizontal indentations. Between each handle and adjacent strip is a cross-hatched pine cone motif flanked by vertical leaves, executed in white slip on the blackish-brown body. The inside of the pot is lined with white slip.

Place of Origin

Staffordshire (made)

Date

ca. 1710 (made)

Artist/maker

Pool, Robert (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Lead-glazed earthenware with trailed slip decoration

Marks and inscriptions

'ROBART POOL MAD THIS CUP AND WITH A GUD POSET FIL'

Dimensions

Height: 20.3 cm taken from Register, Diameter: 24.1 cm taken from Register

Descriptive line

Posset pot of reddish earthenware covered with white and brown slips and with applied slip decoration. Made by Robert Pool. English, Staffordshire, about 1710.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Hodgkin, J.E. and E., Examples of Early English Pottery, Named, Dated and Inscribed, 1891
Auction of Art & Antiquities, Nicholas Mellors Auctioneers, Newark, Nottinghamshire, 27 February 2014

Labels and date

Posset pot
Made by Robert Pool, Staffordshire, about 1710
Inscribed: "ROBART POOL MAD THIS CUP AND WITH A GUD POSET FIL"
Lead-glazed earthenware with trailed slip decoration

C.24-1949 Given by Miss E Newmarch [23/05/2008]

Materials

Earthenware; Lead glaze

Techniques

Slip-trailed; Glazed

Categories

Ceramics; Slipware; Earthenware

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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