Antique Porcelain, Pottery and Silver from David Pownall Willis David Pownall Willis

English Stoneware Relief Molded Pitcher, c. 1820

English Stoneware Relief Molded Pitcher, c. 1820. Attributed to Hicks, Meigh & Jackson. "Smear glaze" used when clarity of detail was necessary. Fantastic relief molding of the neck and base with dolphins, shells and Neptune with crossed trident and shovel. Battle scenes on both sides of pitcher depict Hannibel in his conquest of the Romans in 218 B.C. using elephants with archers in large carriers. This is what made Hannibal succesful in his campaigns. Molded serpent handle. Fabulous condition, no chips, cracks or restorations. 7 3/4 inches tall.