This coffee pot is decorated in the popular "Japanese style" with bamboo handle, bamboo leaves, cherry blossoms, and trellis. The pot has a stippled body and overglaze enamel painted colors of dark brown, green, pink, and ochre.
It is about 7-1/2" (19 cm) high, and 7" (18 cm) wide from spout to handle.
The condition is excellent. There is slight wear to some of the overglaze enamels. There is an "in the making" firing crack in the interior of the top, which does not go through to the exterior. No other chips, cracks, or restorations.
The coffee pot dates c. 1880. It was made by Brownhills Pottery Co., Tunstall, Staffordshire, and is marked with their pattern number 1469, and an impressed BP CO. We also have for sale the matching cream and sugar, marked with the same pattern number.
"Bamboo & Trellis " was a very popular pattern which seems to have been made by several Staffordshire potteries, including Brownhills and New Hall. The wares are usually mis-identified as majolica (perhaps because the colors used are similar to some of those wares). In fact, this is a stoneware bodied jug with relief moulding and a smear glaze. Another distinctive feature of this particular pattern is the "orange peel" texture of the surface.
For other examples of this pattern, visit the Norfolk Museum's website; see plate 2075 of Miller & Berthoud's "Anthology of British Teapots"; page 190 of Henrywood's "Relief Moulded Jugs"; and page 12 of Bergesen's British Ceramics Price Guide.
I also have for sale a teapot in this same pattern. I didn't list them together, as they were made by a different maker, and there are slight differences.
Item ID: 9363
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