A Pottery Bottle Spirit Flask c1800
Stock No: 001840
Height: 6.25 Inches / 16 cm
Reference: A Potted History (Henry Willett’s Ceramic Chronicle of Britain) Stella Beddoe, Page 293, Bottle (1441)
A very rare and unusual Staffordshire pottery bottle or spirit flask, richly enamel coloured and decorated using detailed relief moulded characters on both sides. One of a grotesque figure kicking another with his wooden leg, while his opponent aims an opened bottle of fizzy liquid into his face. Adapted from tooth-drawing scene by Tim Bobbin, ‘the Lancashire Hogarth’. This very rare survivor from the late 18th, early 19th century has a rich pearlware lead glaze with blue tinge. Made in Staffordshire, England c1800, this example is in remarkable condition having a minor chip to the base professionally restored, no other damage, repairs, or restoration.
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