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Water jug

Water jug

  • Place of origin:

    Bulgaria (made)

  • Date:

    late 19th century or early 20th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Buff earthenware with hand painted decoration.

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Herman Hart, Esq. in memory of his wife

  • Museum number:

    C.843-1917

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 50, shelf 7

Mr Herman Hart was the manager of a series of international exhibitions. During his travels around Europe, and especially the Balkan States he collected examples of local, contemporary pottery; usually simple objects for daily use. He donated this collection to the South Kensington Museum in 1917, this acquisition record now provides us with information about the provenance of these pots, which are otherwise extremely difficult to attribute.

Physical description

Water jug, globular body, green lead glazed narrow neck with perforated opening and loop handle with green glazed orifice. The body and neck are unglazed and painted in red slip with horizontal zigzags and foliage.

Place of Origin

Bulgaria (made)

Date

late 19th century or early 20th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Buff earthenware with hand painted decoration.

Dimensions

Height: 12.5 in, Diameter: 8.625 in

Object history note

Mr Herman Hart, the donor, attributed this water jug to Bulgaria in his accompanying acquisition notes. Mr Hart was manager of a series of International Exhibitions and acquired pottery on his travels to Europe, including all the Balkan States.

Descriptive line

Jug of buff earthenware decorated with red slip and some green glaze. Bulgarian, late 19th or early 20th century.

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

István, Erzsébet. Volkstümliche Keramik aus Ungarn Budapest : Bayerisches Nationalmuseum, 1985. ISBN 3-925058-00-1

Materials

Earthenware (buff); Slip; Lead glaze

Techniques

Painted

Categories

Earthenware; Ceramics; Slipware

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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