Posts Tagged ‘salt glaze’

“Naomi” salt glaze ewer, c.1847

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

Parian salt glaze ewer with molded relief biblical design marked on the bottom: “Naomi and Her Daughters-in-Law”, made in the mid-1800’s by Samuel Alcock in Staffordshire, England.

Ewer measures 9-1/2″ tall and has an intricately fashioned network of metal straps and wire.

The large metal replacement handle stands in for the long gone original ceramic handle.

A lavender ewer showing the original, more ornate handle.

Photo courtesy of Monique’s Glass Boutique

Miniature salt glaze stoneware jug, c.1840

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

I love miniatures and was really excited to find this tiny two-toned floral sprigged pottery jug, made in Derbyshire, England in the mid-1800’s.

This little jug stands a mere 2″ tall and is made of stoneware with a salt glazed finish, which was fired at a high temperature to insure a glass-like, non-porous surface.

The original handle was replaced with an over scaled tin handle & strap, looking a bit out of proportion on this small jug.

This is what the original jug handle might have looked like had it not broken off.

Photo courtesy of eBay

Bachelor’s salt glaze teapot, c.1820

Sunday, March 14th, 2010

Black glazed pottery “one cup” (aka “Bachelor’s”) teapot from England with scroll relief decoration, stands 3-1/2″ high and was made in the early 1800s.

A simple tin replacement handle was most likely made by a traveling tinsmith in the 1800s.

The intact handle on an identical teapot to mine shows what the original handle looked like.

Photo courtesy of Alexandra Antiques

Ridgway stoneware jug, c.1830

Friday, March 12th, 2010

English salt glaze jug in molded relief “Bacchus & Grapes” pattern dates from the early 19th century.

Jug measures 4-3/4″ high and has an original pewter lid with replaced metal handle and support band.

This jug, exactly like mine, still maintains its original figural “Pan” handle.

Photo courtesy of David Pownall Willis