Jug, Ceres Pattern
Matte blue stoneware
Patented April 26th 1851
7 7/8 x 5 3/4 x 5 1/4 in. (20.0 x 14.6 x 13.3 cm) (show scale)
On base: Standard registry diamond molded and applied “EDWD WALLEY,/VILLA POTTERY,/COBRIDGE,/APRIL 26th, 1851,”.
“IV” impressed at top of registry diamond and “CERES” impressed at bottom of registry diamond indicating pattern name.
Partially impressed double digit production number below registry diamond: “9”, second digit illegible.
Small white rectangular adhesive label applied to inner mouth of jug marked “272”
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Gift of Gretchen Adkins
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Edward Walley, Villa Pottery (1845-1865). Jug, Ceres Pattern, Patented April 26th 1851. Matte blue stoneware, 7 7/8 x 5 3/4 x 5 1/4 in. (20.0 x 14.6 x 13.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Gretchen Adkins, 2000.126.4. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.2000.126.4_view2.jpg)
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Tall matt blue stoneware molded jug in Rococo revival style with symmetrical curvilinear lip and bulge at center of vessel, body decorated with wheat sheaf decoration, molded and applied C shape handle in form of a tree branch, inside glazed.
Condition: good, crack across base with historic adhesive repair and glue residue to lower body.
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