1839-40 Antique Goodwin & Ellis, G & E Pottery Early Transferware Mug
A beautiful and classic 19th c. English pottery mug, cup or coffee can embellished with a still life transfer ware scene of Grecian urns, classic pitchers and jugs, and metalwork all sitting on an old Victorian embellished carved wooden shelf. It is cream and brown in colour, with the rope handle embossed with a decorative running edge. The inside has a Grecian motif edge. It measures 3 inches in height. It has a beautiful early G & E mark, as seen in photos. The pattern is known as Panthes.
G & E pottery: John Goodwin 1792-1857 & George Ellis 1799–1874 were business partners and earthenware manufacturers in Stoke on Trent in 1839-1840, before John went into business alone. John was listed as a potter in Lane End in Staffordshire from 1841-1851. Later he and his family moved to Seacombe, near Liverpool where he founded Seacombe Pottery. It existed for about twelve years and was continued by his sons, when John died in 1857.
This old piece is in wonderful condition. You'll see some slight blurring in the transferware scene, done in the firing process and other manufacturing imperfections along Grecian edge inside, all seen in photos. The bottom edge has early imperfections from the firing process, when made long ago. Overall, the condition is clean, bright and beautiful. There are no cracks or repairs.
This old piece was recently found in Devon, England with other Victorian pottery wares. We were happy to find it. A great early Stoke-on-Trent historical piece. George Ellis is later seen as a yellow ware moulder in census records.
Size: 3 inches x 3 inches
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