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Cider jar

Cider jar

  • Place of origin:

    Muchelney (made)

  • Date:

    1981 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Leach, John, born 1939 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Stoneware, interior with brown glaze, exterior unglazed with ash flashings from the smoke of the wood-fired kiln

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the maker

  • Museum number:

    C.88-1981

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 142, The Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Gallery, case 12, shelf 1

Physical description

Stoneware jar of broad baluster shape with thickened rim and short strap handle, glazed on the inside with a dark greenish glaze. The outside is unglazed tan stoneware with dark patches of glossy flashing.

Place of Origin

Muchelney (made)

Date

1981 (made)

Artist/maker

Leach, John, born 1939 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Stoneware, interior with brown glaze, exterior unglazed with ash flashings from the smoke of the wood-fired kiln

Marks and inscriptions

'Muchelney', impressed

Dimensions

Depth: 26.30 cm, Height: 38.30 cm

Object history note

Acquisition details: by mail order from the potter

Descriptive line

Stoneware cider jar, made by John Leach, Muchelney Pottery England 1981

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

Watson, Oliver. British Studio Pottery : the Victoria and Albert Museum Collection, Oxford : Phaidon, Christie's, in association with the Victoria and Albert Museum, 1990

Labels and date

Cider Jar: Muchelney Mail Order Catalogue No.28
Designed by John Leach (British, born 1939)
Made at Muchelney Pottery, Somerset, Great Britain, 1981
Stoneware, interior with brown glaze, exterior unglazed with ash flashings
C88-1981

This is one of three, standard range, wood-fired kitchenware pots ordered by the Museum from the Muchelney Mail Order Catalogue, featuring traditional British vessel types. [06/12/1994]

Production Note

Pottery: Muchelney Pottery, Somerset

Materials

Stoneware; Glaze

Categories

Studio Ceramics; Drinking

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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