Pitcher

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1800-1825

GUSN

GUSN-2172

Description

"Prattware" pitcher, medium-sized, bulbous form, with continuous relief decoration of scroling grapevine, acanthus leaves, "Birth of Venus," putto riding on eagle, and a ship, all in "Prattware" colors. Scalloped rim and large downturned spout.

Details

Descriptive Terms

pitchers (vessels)
creamware
lead glaze
glazing (coating)
molding (forming)
Relief Molded
Vine
Acanthus
Putti
Prattware
Creamware
Pitcher

Inscription

1) Impressed on bottom underside: ""FERRYBRIDGE"". 2) Paper label on bottom underside: "" `Ferrybridge'/Yorkshire-/Ralph Wedg-/ wood, 1796 on"" (handwritten) and ""LITTLE"". 3) Typed note/label found inside (now in accession file): ""JUG--early 19th Century Type of decoration usually attrib-/uted to Pratt Mark: FERRYBRIDGE (impressed) Ralph Wedgwood, Yorkshire. Pieces/sometimes marked ""Wedgwood & Co."" ""

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Maker

Ferrybridge Pottery (Manufacturer)

Location of Origin

England

Dimensions

5 1/2 x 7 3/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.182

Places

Knottingley (Wakefield district, West Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom)