Offered is a large stoneware pitcher manufactured by the Spode factory in the 1810's. The spout has the specific form attributed to Spode described by Henrywood in his reference, An Illustrated Guide to British Jugs. The pitcher is engine turned as seen by the lower portion and the neck has the cobalt blue color popular for these. The decoration is applied molding of cherubs, garlands, and trees. The glaze is toned down as would be expected for stoneware from this period as the molding was usually detailed and well done and should not be drowned out in heavy glaze.
Dimensions: Height is 6 1/4", 6 3/4" to top of handle, and length is 7" from spout to handle.
Condition: Very good. There are no chips, there is no discoloration, and there is no restoration. The molding is clear and stands out well, the glaze is uniform and unworn, and the enamel blue is bright and striking. There is a very hard to see hairline I have tried to show coming down from the rim; more apparent from the inside but still not really obvious. This is light and difficult to capture.
Early period antiques are quite old, were made to be used, and frequently have signs of age and use and sometimes a small manufacturing flaw or repair. While this is normal and to be expected, I note any known issues in the condition description.
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