An absolutely stunning mochaware (also sometimes called yellowware) pitcher with delightful 'make-do' repair. This handsome early piece has clearly been loved over it's long life. At some point the original handle has broken off and someone has invested the time to create an iron strapwork replacement, even moulding an ergonomic handhold. It's this charming old repair which made us fall in love with it and that 'makes' this pitcher what it is - a beauty! Often used in public houses and by poorer families, Mochaware was usually discarded so relatively little of it remains. The stories this one must have!
Named after a type of desirable agate shipped from the port of Mocha in Yemen (more famed for its coffee of course) Mocha decoration is made by dripping a coloured acidic solution into wet alkaline slip. This produces random dendritic marking resembling mocha stone and as such, each one is unique. This one has cobalt blue and buff markings.
H: 25 W: 20 D: 28