Large Georgian Prattware Country Cottage, Yorkshire, England circa. 1820
Here we have a rare and delightful early 19th century large Prattware pottery Georgian cottage in the Vernacular style, in all probability South Yorkshire.
This fine and elegant cottage, even with having a fixed roof, appears to have had a variety of uses as a pastel burner, a spillholder and even as an ornamental vase for posies (as the slight discolouration of the stone walls indicate). There is clear access into the large hollow space of the cottage via the open chimneys, which display obvious signs of use. Truly a superb multi-functional piece of pottery displaying the creative skills and ingenuity of the local potters.
A wonderful item to have had on a mantelpiece in a country cottage over 200 years ago and still a wonderful thing to also have displayed on a mantelpiece today, a rare and remarkable piece of Folk Art history with a story to tell.
Early 19th century
8” W x 8.5” H O/A approx.
There is professional restoration to a chimney chip, attention to minor firing and stress flaws, some slight discolouration caused by use during its life as a pastel burner and also a flower vase (left ‘as is’ to preserve integrity). Minor wear commensurate with age and use.
Reference – Pratt Ware – Griselda and John Lewis
Ref Number: 323002A
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