Mochaware Ceramic Bonbon Jar


Currently out of stock

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."


We are excited to offer a new style from our regular mochaware desk cups, moving away from the desk to other parts of the home.

Each jar is one of a kind, please select your preferred jar from the drop down above. If purchasing the large size please let us know which you would prefer either through the notes at checkout or by email (


Medium Jar:
27 x 17.5 cm approx.
Large Jar: 31 x 21.5cm approx.
Material: Mochaware ceramic

Each jar is sold separately.