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Jug

Jug

  • Place of origin:

    Lambeth (made)

  • Date:

    1874 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Barlow, Hannah, born 1851 - died 1916 (decorator)
    Doulton Ceramic Factory (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Stoneware with incised decoration filled in

  • Credit Line:

    Transferred from the Museum of Practical Geology, Jermyn Street

  • Museum number:

    3787-1901

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 33, shelf 5

Object Type
Doulton's commercial production was of salt-glazed utilitarian wares, which were strong and waterproof. Their art ware production, begun in the early 1860s, capitalised on this technical expertise. The artwares, such as this vase, were made on the back of the utilitarian ware using the same material but more decoratively. Doulton was among the first to rediscover the qualities which made stoneware appropriate for art wares. Although perfectly functional as a water-container, stoneware's strength and ability to retain a crisp decorative outline recommended it to collectors in Britain and abroad.

People
Hannah Barlow was one of a family of decorators. She studied at Lambeth School of Art and joined Doulton's art studio nearby in 1871, her brother Arthur and sisters Florence and Lucy joining her thereafter. She was the first female artist to work there. She specialised in incised decoration of countryside subjects of farmhands, and animals in a fresh and natural manner, almost as though she was using the clay as a sketchbook.

Physical description

Jug of buff-coloured stoneware with incised decoration filled in with blue on a light brown ground. Elongated pear-shaped body, expanding mouth with slightly projecting lip, and loop handle. On the front is a group of a bitch and puppies. On either side of the handle is a vertical laurel-branch.

Place of Origin

Lambeth (made)

Date

1874 (made)

Artist/maker

Barlow, Hannah, born 1851 - died 1916 (decorator)
Doulton Ceramic Factory (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Stoneware with incised decoration filled in

Marks and inscriptions

'DOULTON LAMBETH 1874'
Impressed within an oval medallion

'HBB'
In monogram, incised

'952' and a cross
Incised

Dimensions

Height: 20.3 cm, Diameter: 10.2 cm

Descriptive line

Jug of buff-coloured stoneware with incised decoration by Hannah Barlow, made by Doulton & Co., Lambeth Art Pottery, London, 1874.

Labels and date

Jug
Hannah Barlow, made by Doulton & Co., Lambeth Art Pottery, London, England,

3787-1901 [23/05/2008]

Production Note

Made at Lambeth Art Pottery.

Materials

Stoneware

Techniques

Incised

Subjects depicted

Dogs; Laurel

Categories

Ceramics; Stoneware

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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