This large pitcher, flamboyant in shape and color, is named for its scrolled handle rather than for its copious mouth which stretches upward and downward. The handle sports little flourishes, medieval-style, but the over-all effect of this piece is Art Deco, both in shape and painting. The wasp-waisted center features an hour glass painted in green and orange with a yellow border. The walls to the front and back are a mottled and textured brown which contrasts with the bright orange of the rim and mouth. The interior of the jug and the inside of the scroll handle are yellow; the back of the handle is orange and green.
Measures 10” tall. Mouth is 9” long x 7” wide; foot is 5 ½” x 4 ¾”; handle is 6” long. Marked in gold on underside with Myott, Son & Co. (under a crown) / Made in England. Below this, also in gold, is B.A.G. Co. Ltd. / Hand Painted / P9719 (the pattern number). Below that, in russet is Made in England. B.A.G. Company (British American Glass) was the exporter to America of Myott’s wares. Condition is excellent with no chips, cracks, scratches or crazing. There is a very tiny bit of paint loss, and one small round spot on the foot that was missed during painting. (Use enlarger feature to view.)
This piece is full of fun and would be a star in a collection or displayed on a table, even full of flowers!
The Myott Pottery was built in 1901 on the site of the former Brownfield Pottery at Cobridge, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire (The Potteries online). The Art Deco style jugs and vases in bright, assertive colors and unusual geometric shapes for which the firm is famous, were made there during the 1930s.
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