Featured Wedgwood Identification help please

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  1. Pollos33

    Pollos33 Member

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    I wonder if anyone could identify / date this Wedgwood pattern? This is a small jug about 12cm tall.

    It’s a raised leaf pattern in pink and black.

    The base is impressed Wedgwood and there may be two letter marks to the left of it.

    Thanks for any help you can provide.

    Paul
     
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  2. Ce BCA

    Ce BCA Well-Known Member

    Nice piece, not something I have seen before. The style looks early 20th century, however that mark looks a fair bit older (and there is no England). I will check my Wedgwood books a bit further and see if I can find it.
     
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  3. Pollos33

    Pollos33 Member

    Thank you for your reply and your help.

    My thoughts were 1920s in style but the mark and thoughts from another collector was mid-late 19th century.

    Do you assume it’s part of a china tea set?

    Thanks again

    Paul
     
  4. Ce BCA

    Ce BCA Well-Known Member

    Only potential reference I could find is in Reilly & Savage - Leafage Ware, pearlware jugs overlapping leaves and decorated with enamel lines and washes 1810-30. Description seems about right, but no pics to confirm.
     
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  5. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

  6. Pollos33

    Pollos33 Member

    Thank you again. I’ve now got a direction to go in.

    I’ve seen a Leafage Pearlware jug without the pink and black detailing which is in the same form so i’ll try and locate this unusual colour design.

    Thanks for your speedy expertise.
    Paul
     
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  8. Ce BCA

    Ce BCA Well-Known Member

    Similar looking items from a set here:

    https://www.christies.com/en/lot/lot-5337011

    A cream jug from a dessert service makes sense, Christies suggest a little later than Reilly & Savage but do not give a reference for it.
     
  9. Pollos33

    Pollos33 Member

    That’s great, very similar in style. I wonder if the pink and black design was for a hotel or similar commercial purposes.

    Regards

    Paul
     
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  10. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    I prefer Paul's, with that salmony pink.
     
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  11. Pollos33

    Pollos33 Member

    very good, salmony pink is exactly the colour.
     
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  12. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    Lovely!!
     
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  13. Pollos33

    Pollos33 Member

    Thank you!
     
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  14. say_it_slowly

    say_it_slowly The worst prison is a closed heart

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  15. Ce BCA

    Ce BCA Well-Known Member

    Well found, the drabware is generally indicative of the 1st half of the 19th century.
     
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  16. say_it_slowly

    say_it_slowly The worst prison is a closed heart

    I'm not so fond of the term drabware as it covers more than one type of material. I am wondering if the interior of this jug is white or if it might be a bit aqua. My early Wedgwood "drabware" cup and saucer have the pale aqua interior.

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  17. Pollos33

    Pollos33 Member

    That’s is very interesting, the drabware jug is very similar indeed.

    The interior of the pink jug is an off-white.

    Paul
     

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  18. say_it_slowly

    say_it_slowly The worst prison is a closed heart

    As it turns out, thanks to this Worthpoint listing that gives a reference, I have more information than I thought I did.
    https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/wedgwood-relief-moulded-leafage-jug-424884754
    They mention a book I don't have if anyone else does. "Refer also to Henrywood's Relief Moulded Jugs page 51 for a larger illustration which dates the jug to c1807."

    I do have this from Godden's British Pottery and Porcelain book, a catalog page from 1817. I believe it calls it a Leafage or Leafiage (?) jug available in drab, cane or white.

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  19. Pollos33

    Pollos33 Member

    That is fabulous information, thank you very much, very interesting indeed.

    The piece is earlier than I had imagined, do you imagine this could have been finished in pink / black at a later date?

    Regards
     
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  20. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    That paint job looks awfully good and it's a really pretty jug. I'd be thinking that Wedgwood gussied up and older design at a much later date. Pink and black was a hot combination in the 1950s and no doubt at earlier times too. 1920s I think. It would make perfect sense for new colors to be made 100 years after original production.
     
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