Pearlware Punch Bowl Blue and White Pagoda and Fence Pattern Antique c 1790
A late 18th century antique pearl-ware footed bowl, perhaps a punch bowl, decorated in under glaze blue and hand painted in the pagoda and fence pattern. dating to around 1790. King George III was on the throne when this was made in the Georgian period.
The bowl is unmarked, but there are a number of painted features that lead us to attribute this to Ralph Wedgwood. The large number of birds, the pagoda roof shape and some of the foliage and trees and the style of painting. For a similarly shaped and decorated item with some similar painted features see plate 80 page 55 of "Painted in Blue : Underglaze Blue Painted Earthenwares 1775 to 1810 by Lois Roberts, published by the Northern Ceramics Society.
Ralph Wedgwood was the son of Thomas Wedgwood (Useful Thomas,Cousin of Josiah) Ralph and his brother Samuel operated the Hill Works, Burslem, Staffordshire, England. Following Samuel's death in 1788, Ralph operated on his own until he became bankrupt in 1798. Ralph then moved to Knottingley Pottery in Ferrybridge, Yorkshire.
This bowl is in very good antique used displayable condition - there is a chip and some glaze wear to the rim, there is also a chip to the foot rim marks and scratches commensurate with age and use.
Height 4 1/4 inches ( 10.7 cm)
Diameter 9 inches (23 cm)
Weight 720 grammes unpacked
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