Scottish Seaton Agateware 'Miss Gatherer' Large storage barrel, 1889

Scottish Seaton Agateware 'Miss Gatherer' Large storage barrel, 1889

Code: 10455


W: 19cm (7.5")H: 26cm (10.2")Di: 19cm (7.5")

£445.00 Approx $561.87, €518.65, £445

For sale is a beautiful large, lidded Scottish Seaton pottery, Aberdeen Agateware storage barrel, decorated with a shield plaque to the front for 'Miss Gatherer' dated 1889.

Noted as among the most spectacular of all ceramic creations (*Ref Cruickshank, 2005)

- Attribute to Thomas Gavin and his son John of Seaton Pottery, Aberdeen, Scotland.

- A lidded storage barrel decorated with ringed turnings to the top and bottom and these agateware pieces were often decorated with personal names, messages and motoes and generally dated.

- Seaton pottery are noted as creating distinctive forms of the font of the capital letters and numerals especially eights. 

- Personal names and messages were created (as here for 'Miss Gatherer', 1889) by a clay inlay technique for the lettering applied to the shield plaques to the front.

- Wedging together light and dark brown clay with white clay, and dividing the resultant lump into single balls before throwing, this produced a dramatic effect which sometimes resembled natural agate stone.

Ready for a new home as a sizeable and highly decorative antique storage jar.

Free delivery to the UK mainland as priced. International buyers are welcome, but please contact us prior to payment to confirm the additional packaging, insurance and shipping costs by way of acceptance to your country. Purchaser responsible for local import tariffs/fees.  If you are interested in multiple items, please contact us for combined postage.

*Blue Shetland driftwood chair not included in this listing.