1940's Black Ascot Jug by Alcock Lindley & Bloore, Blue Polka Dots
#AD157 Vintage Retro WW2 era Jackfield Jug:
A lovely small WWII era Jackfield style antique British black cream or milk jug with strong gold gilding and wonderful pastel robin egg's blue polka dots in the ALB "Ascot" pattern of the forties and fifties. It is impressed "Made in England" which in general denotes it made after 1921. It and has the large graphic triangular ALB mark of famous English pottery teapot maker Alcock Lindley & Bloore of Staffordshire.
Alcock, Lindley and Bloore were located on Clough Street in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England. They were in business from 1919-1979 and were originally known for their Brown Betty style teapots which were round with a brown Rockingham glaze. They were made of a red clay found in Staffordshire in th late 1600's. They branched out to clear glazes and this is a Jackfield type clear glaze from the late 1940's to 1950's. In 1974 they were bought by Royal Doulton, and ended actual production in 1979.
This little ascot jug is in excellent condition. The actual pot is redware, then thickly black enameled and clear glazed. The blue polka dots are overpainted, with the evident brush strokes adding to the design. There are no chips, cracks or repairs. Click images to see condition in close up views and click again to open full images on screen for scrolling to right. It was found in Totnes, Devon, England, a lovely little piece. Also see other wonderful black pottery pieces on our site. We have included a hand drawing of the "A with small teapot mark" from the ALB page, from the wonderful history of English potteries website here.
Size: 3 inches tall x 2.5 inches diameter
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