The great thing about unglazed cane ware is its ability to take on even very low relief mo...
The great thing about unglazed cane ware is its ability to take on even very low relief molding to great effect. With the leafage jug, broad, heavily veined foliage appears to be wrapped around the jug form. The central vein emerges as a stem to form the graceful handle. The effect of this impossible vessel is enchanting--but useful as well; note the glazed interior to seal the semi-porous body.
|Date:||Late Eighteenth through early Nineteenth Century|
|Dimensions:||Height 4 1/8 in.; width 4 3/4 in.; diameter 3 1/2 in.|
"Leafage" refers to a series of Wedgwood wares with a molded low relief surface of overlap...
"Leafage" refers to a series of Wedgwood wares with a molded low relief surface of overlapping leaves. Usually made in dessert wares or jugs, it appears as early as the 1780's in the form of teapots. While examples in decorated earthenware are most typical, examples in cane ware are shown in the 1804 price book.