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Tea canister and cover

  • Place of origin:

    Staffordshire (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1790 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Lead-glazed earthenware painted in high temperature underglaze colours (‘Pratt-ware’) and moulded

  • Credit Line:

    Bought from the Haliburton Collection

  • Museum number:

    126A-1874

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case D1, shelf 1

Physical description

Tea canister and cover of ‘Pearlware’ lead-glazed earthenware painted in high temperature underglaze colours (‘Pratt-ware’) and press-moulded. On one side is depicted a gentleman in an exaggeratedly high wig with his servant standing beside him, and on the other side is a similarly caricatured lady and her servant.

Place of Origin

Staffordshire (made)

Date

ca. 1790 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Lead-glazed earthenware painted in high temperature underglaze colours (‘Pratt-ware’) and moulded

Dimensions

Height: 15 cm, Width: 8.2 cm

Object history note

Purchased from Haliburton Collection

Descriptive line

Tea canister and cover 'Macaroni' of ‘Pearlware’ lead-glazed earthenware painted in high temperature underglaze colours (‘Pratt-ware’), Staffordshire, ca. 1790.

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

Lewis, John and Griselda, Pratt ware: English and Scottish relief decorated and underglaze coloured earthenware (Antique Collectors' Club: 2006). p.232.

Materials

Earthenware; Lead glaze

Techniques

Painted; Moulded

Subjects depicted

Man; Woman; Servants

Categories

Pratt ware; Ceramics; Earthenware; Gender and Sexuality

Production Type

Mass produced

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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