Large Antique English Sussex Pottery 19th Century Glazed Harvest Flagon
Of the various types of traditional English country pottery made during the 18th and 19th centuries, Sussex pottery is some of the most attractive and desirable. Sussex pottery was made at a handful of small local potteries and examples are typically made of a deep reddish-brown earthenware coated in a distinctive speckled glaze, the speckling cause by an excess of iron in the clay. Most wares were functional, being made for local rural communities.
A very nice large harvest flagon coated in a finely-crackled golden-brown glaze, from which 19th century farm labourers would have guzzled cider ! There are shallow decorative bands around the waist and shoulder as well as ridges and grooves down the length of the handle.
Height 24 cm (9.5 inches). Like many larger Sussex flagons, there are chips around the vulnerable base edge, a testament to its use ! Otherwise condition is very good with just minor surface wear and no repair or restoration.
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