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: Applied Art
: posset pot & cover
: Tin-glazed earthenware posset and cover. It has a depressed bulbous body on a footrim, it is short and has a wide neck. There are two scrolled S handles of round section; an S-form spout and the lower part is engaged. It has a domed cover with a flat flange and a mushroom knop with a thick stem. It is painted in a blue outline with two shades of blue wash, on an off-white glaze. On the body is a Chinaman seated in a garden. The Chinaman is seated by a vase of flowers and there is a Chinaman dancing. On the neck is a band of vertical strokes alternating with a squared U form. There are dashes on the spout and handles. On the cover is a standing Chinaman with arching branches and a trellis and blue dashes on the rim and a stylised flower form on the knop.
: made in London, Brislington or Bristol: Bristol, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK) / England, Northern Europe, Europe
: Bequest of Joseph Stone Hodges, 1961.