A large white bodied ring flask with a pedestal foot and flared neck rim. The circumference of the body has four angular ‘lugs’ and the foot stem is similarly pierced so that a string or ornamental ribbon could be threaded around the body and tied around the neck.
The body and neck are decorated with under-glaze painted colours, including red, purple, yellow, green and blue, to create leaves and flowers. The edges of the lugs, foot rim, neck rim and stem ring are enamelled with over-glaze brown enamel. The body is chalky white with a clear, blue tinged, pearlware type glaze.
The style of painting and palette is similar to Bristol, Welsh, and Scottish wares. There are impressed numbers in the base (‘444’ and ‘1’) as well as an unidentified symbol (possibly a sextant?). A continental European origin may also be a possibility.
342mm high to top of rim.
Various small chips around lip rim, on lugs and around foot. Some flaking of the brown enamel.