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Flask - Mischievous Sport and Sportive Innocence

Mischievous Sport and Sportive Innocence

  • Object:

    Flask

  • Place of origin:

    Staffordshire (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1795 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    earthenware, moulded and painted in underglaze colours (prattware)

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr Frank Green

  • Museum number:

    C.121-1916

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 30, shelf 2

Physical description

Flask of earthenware with decoration moulded in relief and painted in colours. The flask is shaped like a heart. One side shows two children walking with a dog at their feet, one holding a doll or baby, and is inscribed 'SPORTIVE INNOCENCE'. The other side shows two children playing, one having fallen over after being shown a mask by their companion and is inscribed 'MISCHIEVOUS SPORT'.

Place of Origin

Staffordshire (possibly, made)

Date

ca. 1795 (made)

Materials and Techniques

earthenware, moulded and painted in underglaze colours (prattware)

Dimensions

Height: 15.9 cm, Width: 9.5 cm

Object history note

Given by Frank Green Esq.

Descriptive line

Flask, 'Mischievous Sport and Sportive Innocence', earthenware, Staffordshire, about 1795

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

Lewis, John and Griselda, Pratt ware: English and Scottish relief decorated and underglaze coloured earthenware 1780-1840 (Antique Collectors' Club: 2006). pp. 182-3

Materials

Earthenware

Techniques

Moulded; Painted

Subjects depicted

Doll; Children; Dog; Mask

Categories

Ceramics; Pratt ware

Production Type

Mass produced

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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