Lots mentioned in the video:Two Small Staffordshire White Salt-glazed Stoneware Dishes, England, third quarter18th century (Lot 2036) Staffordshire Scratch Blue Decorated Salt-glazed Stoneware Puzzle Jug, England, mid-18th century (Lot 2041) Staffordshire Enamel-decorated Salt-glazed Stoneware Half-pint Mug, England (Lot 2049)
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A bocage, says Wikipedia, can refer to a terrain of mixed woodland and pasture, a small forest or a decorative element of trees and leaves. English and continental porcelain figures of the eighteenth century often had trees and leaves, both as an ornamental and colorful backdrop to figures and importantly as an added stabilizer to support the figures during kiln firing.
By the 19th century, the production and firing of English earthenware were far more consistent, and often these trees were added more for their ornamental appeal than necessity.… Read More
“My earliest collecting was in the area of cow creamers,” explains Harry A. Root Jr. “This was because I had a dairy farm in Vermont.” See those cow creamers and many more examples of early English pottery in these two videos. Harry Root takes family friend David Grober on a tour of the collection and tells the stories behind the rare and exquisite works.
The Harry A. Root Jr. Collection of 18th Century English Pottery will be offered at auction on July 13, 2013 at the Skinner Boston gallery.… Read More