Small Red-ware Pitcher, Elegantly Repaired; Where & When Made?

Discussion in 'Pottery, Glass, and Porcelain' started by wlwhittier, Aug 3, 2023.

  1. wlwhittier

    wlwhittier Well-Known Member

    It's 5 5/8" tall, with a 4 7/8" base an' a 2 7/8" rim; weight is 14.5 oz.
    The dots in the 2 decorative bands are slightly raised.
    What I initially found so appealing was that the repair staples (which are non-ferrous, probably brass) do not intrude to the underside of the handle...and that they are of different sizes; each one custom crafted for that fracture an' its location; the handle drilled in 4 places so as not to intrude through the lower surface, an' then cemented for permanence.
    This pitcher was precious enough to a person or family to warrant skilled, tedious, fussy, attention from a (probably) hired artisan. Imagine!
    Anyway, can y'all say where it was made, an' roughly when? Its lack of marking, on such a finely crafted, elegant piece of utilitarian tableware, must offer some clue I would think...but perhaps not.
    Thanks for lookin'!

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  2. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Many of us love staple repairs.:happy: And you're right, it is very thougtfully repaired.
  3. bosko69

    bosko69 Well-Known Member

    That's a swellegant old piece-i love staples.
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  4. janetpjohn

    janetpjohn Well-Known Member

  5. TallCakes

    TallCakes Well-Known Member

  6. wlwhittier

    wlwhittier Well-Known Member

    What a delightful collection! It's not surprising that I hadn't known of Pratt Terracotta...but those 5 pages sure present an alluring assortment to drool over. I'll keep my eyes peeled for more...Thank You!
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2023
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  7. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Agree. Wasn't familiar with Prattware. Lust-overable.

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  8. bosko69

    bosko69 Well-Known Member

    I'd fall for Pratt-nice find Whit.
    PS-These Potters either don't mark their piece or you can't read or translate their signatures-infuriating.
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  9. wlwhittier

    wlwhittier Well-Known Member

    Y'seem to have a bone in yer throat about clay-masher kiln-watcher types...howcum izzat, bosko?
    I've been meaning to speak to you for quite some time now about your attitude, good sir!
  10. bosko69

    bosko69 Well-Known Member

    The great loss of elegant cursive saddens me-soldier on my good man !.
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  11. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    Absolutely Pratt, classic form and decoration. All that’s missing is some of the nice neo classical paint and transfer work they did. Christopher Dresser designed for them.
  12. bosko69

    bosko69 Well-Known Member

    Without the timeless Christopher Dresser how much longer would it have taken for Bauhaus & Art Deco to arrive ? Dresser's like JMW Turner-he's an artist outside of time.
    Here's Dresser for Watcombe. DRESSER.jpg
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  13. wlwhittier

    wlwhittier Well-Known Member

    Sweet, bosko...but too busy for my humble taste. My Pratt seems to be one of the least-decorated of those shown in TallCakes' I'm doubly fond of it for that comparative simplicity.
  14. bosko69

    bosko69 Well-Known Member

    Dresser's later work is a lot more minimal.The Zen Pratt's nice-and you discovered a piece of Pratt-congrats.
    The Forum's worked it's wonders again !
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