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Astbury-ware earthenware red glazed pitcher 18th century

Reference: 8217

Dated: 1740 Staffordshire England

A rare fine lead-glazed redware baluster shaped earthenware pitcher with a loop-shaped handle pinched at the lower terminal. The sparrow beak shaped pouring lip is hand formed and expertly applied. The relief decoration of twigs, flowers and possibly a squirrel is mould applied in a cream coloured clay which is also applied to the rim of the body and the tip of the handle.
The pitcher is probably the work of the Astbury family and is a testament to the skill of the early potters located in Staffordshire.

Dimensions: 5.50 inch wide 5.50 inch high 4.00 inch deep

Medium: pottery redware earthenware staffordshire ceramic glazed

Current Condition Fine unrestored condition of good appearance

Provenance: The famous Rous Lench Collection.
Root Collection and the collection of a gentleman in Norfolk England

Literature: The Earle Collection of early Staffordshire Pottery page 28 figure 20

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