Tall Flow Blue Ironstone Pitcher Jug
SEAWEED or MARBLE
Unknown Maker Staffordshire England c1840
This is an extemely photogenic tall paneled jug transfer printed in a deep cobalt blue flow blue decorated in an overall marbleized motif that looks like seaweed or marble stone (some people call it cracked ice.) The design is a classic example of the Victorian love of nature and the exotic. The pitcher stands 11-1/4 inches tall with a wide spout, tree-branch molded handle, and a 6 inch wide octagonal base
The jug is marked with an impressed ‘IRONSTONE’ and incised + tally mark. The pattern was made by several English Staffordshire potteries in the early to mid-1800s including Ridgway, Dimmock Ashworth (Masons) and Minton, to name a few.
The jug is extremely sturdy and in great condition, with no chips cracks or repairs. Kiln dust, kiln kisses, a slight wobble to the base and other minor ruddiness to the handle consistent with age and typical manufacturing imperfections, adding to the authenticity of the pitcher.
A perfectly charming English ironstone flow blue treasure in a hard to find form, made to hold the fresh flowers of the season. Cat not included!