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).

Antique English pottery Prattware plate with figure of a soldier c1795

Reference: 1586

Antique period pottery plate depicting a figure of a military man brandishing a Sabre all strikingly and naively painted in pratt colours.This plate is true piece of folk art from the late 18th century. A wonderful piece of art on a plate. An un...

Price: gbp 2850.00 (Pound Sterling)
USD 4560 (US Dollars)

Antique English pottery figure of a cow in the form pof a creamer probably Yorks...

Reference: 1550

Antique English pottery figure of a cow creamer with milk maid. The figure is decorated in the Prattware palette of colors and is modelled standing on an oblong green glaze base with canted corners. The figure of the milk maid toiling at her tas...

Dimensions: 6 inch high

Price: gbp 1250.00 (Pound Sterling)
USD 2000 (US Dollars)

Antique Prattware pottery relief molded plaque with figures of two resting lions...

Reference: 1569

A rare antique pottery Pratt coloured relief molded plaque with two reclining lions. This decorative and appealing plaque dates to the circa 1800 period.

Dimensions: 9 inch high 11 inch wide

Price: gbp 2250.00 (Pound Sterling)
USD 3600 (US Dollars)

Antique Prattware bust of the Methodist preacher John Wesley. Yorkshire Pottery.

Reference: 1534

A rare Prattware decorated bust of the Methodist preacher the Reverend John Wesley. Wesley is modelled with a benign smile which is a warming feature compared to some of the rather severe figures made of him. Note the dotted eye-brows, a decorat...

Dimensions: 10 inch high

Price: gbp 985.00 (Pound Sterling)
USD 1576 (US Dollars)

Antique English pottery pair of figures ram and ewe. Yorkshire Pottery c1800

Reference: 0818

Antique pottery pair figures of a ram and ewe decorated in Pratt colours. This pair of figures are the work of the Yorkshire Potteries. They are naively modeled and decorated which adds to the folk like charm. This pair are rare and previously ...

Dimensions: 4 inch high

Price: gbp 2600.00 (Pound Sterling)
USD 4160 (US Dollars)

Prattware pottery patch box

Reference: 6801

A charming prattware decorated pottery patch box. The base of the boc is decorated underglaze with a heart inside which bear the initial MB. Possibly given as a love token all those years ago.

Price: gbp 675.00 (Pound Sterling)
USD 1080 (US Dollars)

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