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Jug

Jug

  • Place of origin:

    Torquay (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1871-1875 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Dresser, Christopher, born 1834 - died 1904 (designer)
    Watcombe Pottery Co. (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Lead-glaze stoneware with inlaid and applied decoration and moulded

  • Museum number:

    C.60-1980

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case K1, shelf 3

Physical description

Jug of lead-glaze red stoneware with a moulded handle and inlaid and applied decoration in blacks and creams. Bulbous body, bottle shape with a tall neck and a small pouring lip. Handle in the form of a bearded dragon. Decorated with geometric patterning based on plant forms in black, blue, white and buff. Four rings of beading.

Place of Origin

Torquay (made)

Date

ca. 1871-1875 (made)

Artist/maker

Dresser, Christopher, born 1834 - died 1904 (designer)
Watcombe Pottery Co. (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Lead-glaze stoneware with inlaid and applied decoration and moulded

Marks and inscriptions

'WATCOMBE / PORCELAIN'
Maker's mark printed (underglaze) on base

'LL'
incised on base

'3953 / 4'
painted (underglaze) on base

Dimensions

Height: 24.3 cm, Width: 14.2 cm

Descriptive line

Jug of red stoneware with inlaid and applied decoration, possibly designed by Christopher Dresser, made by Watcombe Pottery Co., Torquay , ca. 1871-1875.

Labels and date

Jug
Designed by Christopher Dresser, made by Watcombe Terra-Cotta Co., Torquay , Devon, England, about 1871-75
Marks: 'Watcombe Porcelain', printed, and '3953', painted
Stoneware with inlaid decoration

C.60-1980 [23/05/2008]

Materials

Lead glaze; Stoneware

Techniques

Inlaid; Moulded; Applied

Subjects depicted

Dragon; Plants; Beaded

Categories

Ceramics; Art Pottery; Earthenware; Scotland

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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