Antique English Pottery Pitcher by Arthur Wood, Horse Riding Scene, Horse Thumb Rest
Product Description: This highly decorative pottery pitcher by Arthur Wood, England stands 9 ½” tall with a scene in relief of gentlemen horseback riding chasing a draper through a town. The scene most likely depicts the fictional story of John Gilpin riding a runaway horse. Above this scene is detailed leaf, flower and scroll motifs around the pitcher, leaving very little undecorated surface. This beautiful English pitcher showcases wonderful earthy tones with a Majolica brown glossy glaze with added blue to the handle and areas creating a black tone with subtle blue highlights. Not your typical pottery pitcher with its nicely contoured mouth and a horse head thumb rest on the top of the handle.
Circa: Probably 1921-1928
Overall Height: 9 ½” (to top of thumb rest), 8 ½” (pitcher only)
Width of Top Opening: 5 1/4"
Capacity: 2 Quarts
Product Weight: 2 pounds 10 ounces
Markings: Made in England, Wood, Arthur Wood England
Material: Earthenware, Ceramic
Primary Color: Dark Brown
Condition: Previously owned – used. Very Good condition with no cracks, nicks, chips or repairs. Still glossy and smooth with very little wear, if any. Bottom base has very light crazing, although only can be seen when magnified.
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