This site is governed by UK law.
All images and text are protected by international
copyright. © Paul Bohanna 2018

Black Basalt

Ceramics

Saltglaze Stoneware Flasks
Pearlware Lustreware Moneyboxes Felspathic Stoneware Creamware Earthenware Other Stoneware
Home Latest Items Archive Gallery Contact Us About Policies Useful Links

Glass

Books

Books - Porcelain Books - Pottery Books - Studio / Art View Cart
Other Ceramics Books - Archaeology Treacleware Jackfield

A figural press-moulded spirit flask in the form of a mermaid with a rich brown treacleware glaze. The hem line on her chest consists of small dots and she has rather prominent nipples. Glazed all over with three trivet / kiln spur marks on back in triangle formation.

English, probably Staffordshire, made circa 1840 to 1870. It is very difficult to accurately date these treacleware flasks as they appear to have been made widely over a long period of production. So far there is no archaeological or archive evidence known that might throw more light on their origins, and nothing of real value so far published concerning them.

There are in fact at least 7 different versions of the mermaid and mermen flasks which are all scarce but it is not always appreciated that there are so many versions so that they appear more common than they really are by those who don’t see the differences. The main distinguishing features of the mermaids are usually the manner in which the hem line is decorated as well as whether or not they have a ridge around the mid tail.

Pot ID:

AP/1121

Date:

c.1840-1870

Dimensions:

199mm highest (long).

Weight (grams):

382

There are two large chips on the neck rim. There are glaze defects from manufacture on the nose and the hem-line.

Condition Report:

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share via e-mail Print
Paul Bohanna

Description:

AP/1121 - Treacleware mermaid figural spirit flask - front - Paul Bohanna Antiques
AP/1121 - Treacleware mermaid figural spirit flask - front - Paul Bohanna Antiques AP/1121 - Treacleware mermaid figural spirit flask - back - Paul Bohanna Antiques AP/1121 - Treacleware mermaid figural spirit flask - neck chip 1 - Paul Bohanna Antiques AP/1121 - Treacleware mermaid figural spirit flask - neck chip 2 - Paul Bohanna Antiques

Previous

Next

Treacleware (Rockingham glazed) figural spirit flask in the form of a mermaid c.1840-1870

Previous

Next

Flasks

£

60.00




Payment is in UK £.
To use $ or € please
email us for current price.

$

81.00


69.00

Exchange rate used is £1 =

$

1.357

1.152

Add to Cart

and $ prices are a general guide only. Rates will vary.

Enquire