Beautiful Scottish pottery spongeware porringer from circa 1850-1880.
- Beautiful decorative, naive print quality to three sponge-printed linked bands of decoration in dark blue (abstract form), dark green (diamonds) and light blue (daisy/flowers) on the flared/everted rim/lip.
- Good antique condition and wear from utility since the mid 19th Century.
Spongeware glaze with staining and crackled glaze from use, two small hairline marks as shown in the images.
- Flattened lip and single curved decorated handle, sitting on a small raised foot.
- Dimensions: circa 4" tall and 5" wide.
- Unmarked to the base.
A beautiful primitive vessel used for porridge or soup likely for rural farmworkers. Porringers were commonly used for containing a wide variety of food and drinks such as bread, vegetables and milk.
*Horn spoon for scale & context only (not included in this listing)
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