1840's Antique Gaudy Welsh Jug, Flower Basket Pattern & Scroll Handle
After WWII, the name Gaudy Welsh was first used by a group of avid collectors in America. It is an old pottery pattern which was primarily made in Staffordshire, England in the Victorian era, although it was made in Wales too. The English called it "Swansea Cottage." The colours of gaudy are cobalt blue, pink lustre, gold gilding, gild or gilt and red and orange. It is related to the early Imari Chinoiserie oriental patterns in the history of English pottery production
This is a beautiful old English pottery Gaudy Welsh pitcher with a high, ornate Victorian scroll handle. It's one of our favorites, and was found in Totnes, Devon, England. The condition is beautiful all around, with very slight rubbings on the handle tips, and overall crazing commensurate to its 180 year old age.
The colours of this jug are reds, russet, pink lustre, light green, deep cobalt blue, and a lighter more pastel blue in the flower basket. Click images to see the condition in very close up and movable views. A beautiful piece. Please see other gaudy wares on our site.
Size: 6.5 high x 5.5 inches wide
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Book: Anthology of British Cups, Michael Berthoud 1982 (Coffee Cans too)