A charming and rare little pitcher that would have originally been part of a tea set in this pattern. The fluted body adds elegance to the decoration of swags of ribbons and leaves, reminiscent of classical Roman themes. It’s very unusual to be able to identify the maker of an early piece of creamware, because these pieces were nearly always unmarked and also because the potters copied one another without any hesitation, so attribution is difficult. This one, however, bears all the signs of being by Greatbatch. The pattern is well-documented from excavations on the site of his pottery workshop, and the handle is also quite characteristic of his wares. One of my photos (borrowed from David Barker’s book) shows this pattern on a teapot recovered from the Greatbatch pottery’s site. It is three inches high and has a small chip and a hairline.


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ITEM ID
T372
TYPE
Pottery, Creamware
PURPOSE
Creamers, Jugs
ITEM TYPE
Antique

Laureate Antiques

William Greatbatch Creamware Sparrow Beak Milk Jug or Creamer C.1775.

$225

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