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Prattware English Pottery

ENGLISH AND SCOTTISH Circa 1780 - 1840

The term Prattware is derived from the name of the potter inventor of the technique Felix Pratt who was based in Staffordshire.

The light earthenware body is decorated in a palette of oxide colours comprising, cobalt blue, yellow-ochre, manganese, brown and a rather sludgy green. These colours are applied underneath a pearlware glaze. Items decorated in this colour palette are termed generically as Prattware. Many factories produced Prattware pottery in locations such as Staffordshire, Yorkshire, South Wales and the North East of England.

John and Griselda Lewis wrote the most famous reference book on the subject and is the most comprehensive work on the subject produced to date and is titled: Pratt Ware (English and Scottish relief decorated and underglaze coloured earthenware 1780-1840).

Prattware pottery baby in cradle early 19th century .

Reference: 3504

A good pottery example of a baby in cradle with strong relief decoration and vibrant Pratt colors. It is thought that such pieces were given as gifts to newly weds as a hint of the way forward in their married life.

Dimensions: 3 inch high 5 inch wide

Price: gbp 775.00 (Pound Sterling)
USD 1178 (US Dollars)

Antique English pottery prattware plaque circa 1800

Reference: 3503

Oval shaped relief molded prattware pottery coloured plaque with figure of Amphitrite the classical goddess. The plaque is in exceptional condition with crisp definition with a fine pearlware glaze.

Dimensions: 7 inch high 5 inch wide

Price: gbp 1100.00 (Pound Sterling)
USD 1672 (US Dollars)

English pottery Prattware loving cup antique period early 19th century

Reference: 3501

A fine antique English pottery loving cup decorated with rural villages and church in Prattware colours.

Dimensions: 5.50 inch high

Price: gbp 675.00 (Pound Sterling)
USD 1026 (US Dollars)

Antique pottery figure of a setter dog standing on a base. Scottish or English p...

Reference: 3498

A rare and naively modelled pottery figure of a setter dog standing on an oval base. The figure is artistically modelled with good movement and scale 9 inches long. The natural pigment oxide colouring is underglaze.

Dimensions: 5.25 inch high 9 inch wide

Price: gbp 1750.00 (Pound Sterling)
USD 2660 (US Dollars)

English potter relief molded plaque in Prattware colours.dated 1820

Reference: 3508

A rare and fine prattware pottery oval shaped plaque. In the classic style the standing female figure has cupid at her feet, modelled in relief with a strong blue ground. Interestingly the reverse of the plaque is initialled and dated in in fl...

Dimensions: 8.50 inch high 6.50 inch wide

Price: gbp 975.00 (Pound Sterling)
USD 1482 (US Dollars)

Antique English pottery prattware figure of a boy with dog .Staffordshire

Reference: 3117

Prattware figure of a boy standing holding a dog. The figure woul date to the c1790/1800 period. Very fine modelling and good Pratt type colours. The figure is standing on a high stiff leave decorated base.

Dimensions: 7.50 inch high

Price: gbp 1650.00 (Pound Sterling)
USD 2508 (US Dollars)

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