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Devon pottery slipware cider jug scrafitto and leaf decoration circa 1840 George Fishley of Fremington - 1835 to 1840 Fremington Devon England

Width 8.25inch [20.95cm]
Height 9.75inch [24.76cm]
Depth 7.00inch [cm]
Medium earthenware slipware pottery ceramic
Provenance The Synge-Craven Collection of Regional slipware
Literature The Fishleys of Fremington, A devon slipwarew tradition by John Edgeler.
Exhibitions The Synge-Craven Collection of Regional slipware at Blackwell House, Bowness-on-Windermere, Lake District Cumbria, England
Description Slip glaze earthenware cider pitcher with fern and leaf decoration and inscriptions in scraffito of a poem, the names Charles Davy May 8th and the name of the affectionate brother James Baker who commissioned the piece for Charles as a gift. The leaf decoration was achieved by pressing fresh leaves into the still damp body, the pitcher would then be coated in a contrasting colour slip resulting in the pattern in resist after the leaves were burnt away during the firing process. This technique was introduced at the Fishleys Pottery by George Fishley ( 1770-1865).
The double scroll on the handle is very striking and an unusual feature on this ware.
Condition Some loss and minor replacement of glaze.
Status SOLD
Stock Code 7329
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