Flow Blue Mulberry Cracked Ice Marble
Huge SCREW TOP TREACLE POT Quart Tankard
Staffordshire England c 1850
This huge treacle pot or lidded molasses jar stands 6 inches tall and 5 inches across, 7 inches including the applied handle. The jar holds a full quart of liquid. The heavy duty earthenware tankard is finished pearlware glaze. Transfer printed in flow blue mulberry covering the jar in marble cracked ice motif.
Treacle pots were designed to hold sweeteners derived from molasses. The screw- on top keeps ants and other insects out of the container. The lid and base were made with careful precision with threading carved inside the lid and along the top of the base. Each piece was numbered and incised by the potter to assure that the pieces fit together after firing. A very functional form, could be used as a huge lidded tankard mug. Made in the Staffordshire potting region in England in the mid-nineteenth century.
The jar and lid is in great condition with a nibble on the foot but no chips cracks or repairs. Screws and unscrews and seals perfectly. Underglaze firing fault, typical glaze crazing, small patch of skipped glaze, wear consistent with age. The marbled design is bold with dragonfly-like images on the side and top.
A very rare piece, sold as is, as described. Contact us with questions or for additional photos.