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Pepper pot

  • Place of origin:

    Staffordshire (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1750 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Earthenware covered with a mottled lead glaze and clay, and moulded, impressed and pierced

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lady Charlotte Schreiber

  • Museum number:

    414:1088-1885

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 138, The Harry and Carol Djanogly Gallery, case 5, shelf 5

Physical description

Pepper pot of earthenware covered with a mottled manganese-brown lead glaze, and moulded in the form of a head of a smiling black man with curly hair mottled brown, eyes touched in with dark brown clay, and round shoulders, impressed with rows of circles and dots, forming a base in which is an aperture, and the top of the head is pierced with small holes.

Place of Origin

Staffordshire (made)

Date

ca. 1750 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Earthenware covered with a mottled lead glaze and clay, and moulded, impressed and pierced

Dimensions

Height: 10.8 cm

Descriptive line

Pepper pot of earthenware covered with a mottled lead glaze, and moulded and pierced in the form of a head of a smiling black man, maker unknown, made in Staffordshire, ca. 1750.

Materials

Earthenware; Lead glaze; Clay

Techniques

Moulded; Impressed; Pierced

Subjects depicted

Man

Categories

Ceramics; Earthenware

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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