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Posset pot

  • Place of origin:

    Staffordshire (made)

  • Date:

    1682 (dated)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Lead-glazed earthenware with marbled, trailed and stamped slip decoration

  • Credit Line:

    Transferred from the Museum of Practical Geology, Jermyn Street

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 138, The Harry and Carol Djanogly Gallery, case A, shelf 1

Physical description

Posset pot of red earthenware, lead-glazed with marbled, trailed and stamped slip decoration. Round the top are the initials 'R.F., I.G., M.G., and R.D.' Globular, with wide cylindrical mouth and two scrolled loop handles. The body is decorated with rosettes connected by a wavy stem.

Place of Origin

Staffordshire (made)


1682 (dated)


Unknown (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Lead-glazed earthenware with marbled, trailed and stamped slip decoration

Marks and inscriptions

'RF IG MO RD 1682'


Height: 14.3 cm, Width: 23.2 cm

Object history note

Jermyn Street Collection
A very similar jug is in the Potteries Museum and it bears the letters 'RF' 'IS' '1685'. It is possible that the initials 'RF' are for the potter.

Descriptive line

Red earthenware coated and decorated with white and brown slips and covered with a yellowish lead glaze. English (Staffordshire), dated 1682.

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

Rackham, Bernard, Early Staffordshire Pottery, London: Faber & Faber, 1951
Slipware Collection. Potteries Museum

Labels and date

Made in Staffordshire, 1682
Mark: 'RF IG MO RD 1682', inscribed
Lead-glazed earthenware

4717-1901 Jermyn Street Collection [23/05/2008]
Cup, Staffordshire, possibly by 'RF', dated 1682 [2010 (TAB)]

Production Note

Possibly by an unknown potter with the initials 'RF'.


Earthenware; Lead glaze


Stamped; Slip trailing

Subjects depicted

Wave pattern; Rosettes


Ceramics; Slipware; Earthenware


Ceramics Collection

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