Large Blue Mochaware Ceramic Pen Pot With Handles, 'Earthworm'
Mochaware was first made in Staffordshire, England in the 1780s. Once regarded as utilitarian, common and cheap, this eccentric and colourful slipware decoration is making a comeback for its folklorish appeal.
In 1852, Charles Dickens, visited the Copeland Pottery Works and described the process: “[…] those particular jugs and mugs were once set upon a lathe and put in motion, and how a man blew the brown colour (having a strong natural affinity with the material in that condition) on them from a blow pipe as they twirled ; and how his daughter, with a common brush, dropped blotches of blue upon them in the right places; tilting the blotches upside down, she made them run into rude images of trees, and there and end."
Size: 9.5 x 13 cm
Material: Mochaware ceramic
Please note each cup is a unique pattern in style of those photographed. While the colour will remain the same, you may receive a slight variation as far as the pattern goes.