John Howard
The Antique English Pottery Specialist
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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 English pottery figure of seated Lion figure late 18thc

Reference: 4083

A rare moulded Prattware pottery seated figure of a lion with a hand formed tail coiled around his hind legs. The sponged decoration of underglaze yellow and blue oxides provides a warming charm to the beast which is modelled seated on an oval ba...

Dimensions: 6 inch high

Price: gbp 2350.00 (Pound Sterling)
USD 3666 (US Dollars)

Antique Staffordshire Prattware pottery bear cub on base early 19th century

Reference: 4017

Rare unrecorded figure of a bear cub modeled muzzled and tethered with a metal chain on a green base. The figure is a significant size and is strongly decorated in pratt colours. Bear baiting was a popular "entertainment" from Elizabethan times u...

Dimensions: 7 inch high 8.50 inch wide

Price: gbp 9750.00 (Pound Sterling)
USD 15210 (US Dollars)

Pair of Prattware English pottery figures of a rooster and hen early 19th centur...

Reference: 3903

A very rare pair of English Prattware figures of a hen and rooster. The duo are vibrantly coloured in classic Pratt palette and are previously unrecorded. The figures date to the early 19th century period 1810/20.

Dimensions: 8 inch high

Price: gbp 5350.00 (Pound Sterling)
USD 8346 (US Dollars)

English Prattware pottery figure of a ram circa 1800 antique period.

Reference: 3884

POttery figure of a ram in Prattware colours and modeled in the Ralph Wood style.

Dimensions: 4.50 inch high 6.50 inch wide

Price: gbp 1450.00 (Pound Sterling)
USD 2262 (US Dollars)

English pottery figure of Saint George slaying the Dragon antique period c1790/1...

Reference: 3875

An exceptionally fine figure group pf St.George slaying the dragon. Strong Pratt colours , the blue mottled decoration on the horse is stunning, a most pleasing and unusual feature,one of the best coloured examples I have seen. The modelling of ...

Dimensions: 11 inch high

Price: gbp 4750.00 (Pound Sterling)
USD 7410 (US Dollars)

Yorkshire pottery Prattware figures of Cows with attendents, antique period earl...

Reference: 3846

A fine pair of figures with standing cows and male and female attendants with calf and dog featured on the bases. The body of the figures is a light buff coloured clay which is decorated with Pratt underglaze colours. The figures are full of app...

Dimensions: 6 inch high 6 inch wide

Price: gbp 4500.00 (Pound Sterling)
USD 7020 (US Dollars)

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