Among Pratt type offerings, mugs are less available than pitchers. The molded decoration o...
Among Pratt type offerings, mugs are less available than pitchers.
The molded decoration of this earthenware mug is highlighted in green, brown and ochre enamels beneath the pearlware glaze.
The"Miser" subject leers at us from an arch reserve on each side of this piece. The rim is fiished with a naive variation of the elegant "grass" border. While this mug retains that fresh sense of naivete we look for in Pratt wares, the elegant double scroll handle betrays a high level of expertise on the part of the unknown potter.
|Dimensions:||Height 5 in., Width 5 in.|
John and Griselda Louis site the David Teniers the younger painting "A Man with a glass of...
John and Griselda Louis site the David Teniers the younger painting "A Man with a glass of Beer" from the Louvre as a source for "The Miser" (p. 197) Pratt Ware, English and Scottish relief decorated and underglaze coloured earthenware 1780-1840