Utilizing a bi-color transfer combination of red and teal green, the Wood potters&nbs...
Utilizing a bi-color transfer combination of red and teal green, the Wood potters have divided their "Belzoni" pattern using red for the primary scene and teal green for the border.
The "Belzoni" scene always focuses on a hunt, whether for deer as in this example or ostriches as in other examples currently available from Seekers Antiques. While the participants hunt with bow and arrow, there is something ritualistic in the depiction. Mounted on their galloping steeds, there is some formal, exotic, eastern element in their long coats, hats and the pennants each one carries. Yet the landscape of mountains, castles, lake and luscious vegetation has a distinctly European element.
The "Belzoni" border which decorates the rim, both inside and out uses a contrasting teal green colored ground here to set off clusters of grapes and reserves of vignettes from the hunt.
Finally, the Wood potters have been very generous in their choice of blank for this piece with its softly molded ribbing especially notable at the shoulder, scalloped rim, molded nose and handle detail.
|Dimensions:||Height 7 3/4 in.; width 9 in.; diameter 6 1/4 in.l|
|Condition:||Fine, crows foot visible only on bottom of jug, photo supplied upon request
"Belzoni" may have been Enoch Wood and Sons answer to Adam's popular "Palestine" pattern.&...
"Belzoni" may have been Enoch Wood and Sons answer to Adam's popular "Palestine" pattern. Both look to the exotic middle east for locale. Both are found most often in red although the other transfer colors are also well known and it is not difficult to put together a group of teal and red bi-color examples such as the present example. Finally - important to collectors today -- between pattern subject, identical color hues and complimentary shapes, both patterns work extremely well with one another.