TWO BRITISH CREAMWARE AND PEARLWARE MOCHAWARE ‘TWIG’ JUGS AND A PORTER MUG, 1820-35.
Sold: $4,560 ($3,800)
Each jug decorated with black, blue and white twigs, beneath a row of cat’s eyes or alternating with blue zigzag lines, both on a brown slip field and within rouletted green-glazed borders; the mug slip-banded in black, brown and blue, surrounded by four black, blue and beige slanted twigs. Heights 5 ⅞ and 4 ½ inches.
Provenance: The raised jug, “The Schnall Collection of American Furniture & Folk Art,” Northeast Auctions, August 2, 2008, lot 1216;” the jug on the right, “The Jonathan Rickard Collection of Mochaware,” Northeast Auctions, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, August 1-3, 2008, lot 38; the mug, “The Collection of Gloria & Charles L. Mandelstam,” Christie’s, New York, January 20-21, 2005, lot 179, Anonymous sale, and Richard A. Bourne Co., Inc., Hyannis, November 25, 1989, lot 315.
Literature: For a discussion regarding the jug on the right and an illustration, see Jonathan Rickard, “Mocha and Related Dipped Wares, 1770-1939,” p. 68, fig. 96.