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Macintyre/Moorcroft floral pottery biscuit barrel with epns collar, lid & handle

Macintyre/Moorcroft floral pottery biscuit barrel with epns collar, lid & handle
Current Price: $750.00 Buy Item
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Location: Brisbane, qld

Item Details


  • Original/Reproduction: Original
  • Era: 1800s
  • Originating Region: Great Britain

Macintyre floral pottery biscuit barrel with epns collar, lid and handle. The base stamp dates it to c.1867-94, 
before William Moorcroft joined the company. 

It is beautifully hand-painted with a very simple floral design 
under a matte glaze, which is finished with gold highlights 
and topped with the most wonderfully engraved silver-plate lid, 
sitting on a smooth collar. There is a small dent to the silver edge in 1 place (see Photos), otherwise the silver plate is in excellent condition, with beautiful floral engraving to the lid. 

Both the lid and collar/handle are stamped with N5094, 
which allows an exact match between the two silver plate parts 
being made by James Deakin & Sons, as only the lid is hallmarked with the makers name. 
To avoid any confusion with the production of another Sheffield manufacturer having the same initials JD&S (James Dixon & Sons), James Deakin & Sons used in its silver-plate production a figural trade mark representing a 'desk bell' (often interpreted as a 'lamp').

As expected with the age of the piece, it is heavily crazed, and this just adds to the feel of age and quality. Inside, there is some discoloration, but this is not visible on the outside, with the exception of the base, which is slightly stained. 

Height: 14cm to rim, 23cm with handle up. 
Width: 13cm across the barrel, 15cm from handle to handle. 
Lid is 12cm diameter and knob sits 4.5cm high. 
Weight: 990gm.

Shipping price includes insurance

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