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Posset pot

Posset pot

  • Place of origin:

    Fremington, England (made)

  • Date:

    1800-1850 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    unknown (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Lead-glazed earthenware with incised slip decoration

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Sir Leigh Ashton

  • Museum number:

    C.53-1929

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

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Physical description

Reddish earthenware covered with white slip under a yellowish glaze; moulded and incised decoration. Cylindrical, with two loop handles. From the base of the handles a ridge in high relief circumscribes the pot; this is intersected half way on each side by a hollow vertical band of rectangular section ending above in a spout-like projection and communicating with the bottom of the inside of the posset pot. Above the horizontal ridge is a row of figures of men, women and children in 17th century costume roughly moulded in high relief with details incised through the slip.

Place of Origin

Fremington, England (made)

Date

1800-1850 (made)

Artist/maker

unknown (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Lead-glazed earthenware with incised slip decoration

Dimensions

Height: 8 1/8 in taken from Register, Diameter: 7 3/8 in taken from Register

Object history note

At time of acquisition, was believed to be 17th century; susbsequently 18th century.
Acquired by the donor in the Bristol district.

Historical context note

A similar posset pot with an inscription is in the British Museum which is dated 1682 but differs in many respects.
Note in register: Posset pot and cover brought in 10 October 1962 by The name of the maker almost certainly 'Fishley', possibly Edmund Fishley [illegible] of Fremington 1839-1861 or his son E.B. Fishley (d.1912). A nineteenth century date seems likely from the look of the script and from the fact that the date was worth removing. Either a survival or a revival of an earlier Devon style.

Descriptive line

Posset pot, lead-glazed earthenware with slip decoration. English, made in Fremington, Devon, 1800-1850

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

British Museum Quarterly, vol.III, no.1, 1928

Labels and date

Posset pot
Made in Fremington, Devon, 1800-50
Lead-glazed earthenware

C.53-1929 Given by Sir Leigh Ashton [23/05/2008]

Categories

Ceramics; Earthenware; Slipware

Collection code

CER

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