Antique Leeds Jug Pitcher Victorian Elephant Camel Leathley Lane Pottery ca 1850
An elephant and camel carriage pattern relief moulded jug, this is an unusual example of a mid 19th century drabware jug or pitcher dates from around 1850.
It has a hexagonal shape with six small moulded bracket feet and has a low relief design on all sides. One side shows two camels pulling a dragon shaped carriage with four musicians playing instruments in the back.
The other side has two elephants pulling an ornate hooded carriage with driver with a long whip and a Sultan or King in the back under the canopy. There are palm trees and then, in contradiction to this distinctly exotic, eastern design is a grapevine border.
The cream coloured earthenware body has been further decorated with a dipped Rockingham type treacle glaze that has run down the body. This pattern is recorded as being made at Leathley Lane Pottery in Leeds, Yorkshire England.
See Page 235 of The Yorkshire Potteries by John D Griffin.
This lovely jug stands 6 inches high. The base diameter is 4 3/4 inches and it weighs 614g unpacked.
It is in good antique condition with a chip to the underside of one of the feet. Suitable for display.This is a nice piece to add to any collection of relief moulded, drabware or small Victorian period jugs or pitchers.