Antique Mocha Blue Banded Seaweed Decorated Pitcher Early 1800s

Antique Mocha Blue Banded Seaweed Decorated Pitcher Early 1800s
Antique Mocha Blue Banded Seaweed Decorated Pitcher Early 1800s
Antique Mocha Blue Banded Seaweed Decorated Pitcher Early 1800s
Antique Mocha Blue Banded Seaweed Decorated Pitcher Early 1800s
Antique Mocha Blue Banded Seaweed Decorated Pitcher Early 1800s
Antique Mocha Blue Banded Seaweed Decorated Pitcher Early 1800s
Antique Mocha Blue Banded Seaweed Decorated Pitcher Early 1800s
Antique Mocha Blue Banded Seaweed Decorated Pitcher Early 1800s
Antique Mocha Blue Banded Seaweed Decorated Pitcher Early 1800s
Antique Mocha Blue Banded Seaweed Decorated Pitcher Early 1800s
Antique Mocha Blue Banded Seaweed Decorated Pitcher Early 1800s

Antique Mocha Blue Banded Seaweed Decorated Pitcher Early 1800s
Antique Mocha Blue Banded Seaweed Decorated Pitcher Early 1800s. Early English Mochaware Pitcher with seaweed (dendritic) decoration. Nicely shaped creamware pitcher with blue and coffee colored bands. Gracefully shaped body and spout with footed bottom and applied handle. Unsigned, but these were made by Staffordshire potteries ca. The pitcher is in very good condition with minor rim scrapes and a small raised glaze blemish on the side that dates to time of firing. Mochaware is unlike any other pottery.

The beauty is in the wild decoration and pattern. Mochaware derived its name from the mocha stone or moss agate which was imported from Arabia to England through the port of Mocha on the Red Sea. English potters began producing Mocha decoration on pearl or white glazed china during the early 19th century.

The decoration was created when an acidic drip was applied to the slip creating a chemical reaction. By controlling how the slip was applied the worker could create shaped decorations which are known today as: earthworm, cats eye, tree, seaweed and feather forms.

_gsrx_vers_836 GS 7.0.14 (836). The item "Antique Mocha Blue Banded Seaweed Decorated Pitcher Early 1800s" is in sale since Monday, May 14, 2018. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\Art Pottery\Staffordshire".

The seller is "lightkeeping" and is located in Fairfax, Vermont. This item can be shipped to United States.
Antique Mocha Blue Banded Seaweed Decorated Pitcher Early 1800s