Scottish Seaton Agateware 'Mrs Lyon' storage barrel, 1886

Scottish Seaton Agateware 'Mrs Lyon' storage barrel, 1886

Code: 10456


W: 14cm (5.5")H: 18cm (7.1")

£385.00 Approx $486.11, €448.72, £385

For sale is a beautiful, lidded Scottish Seaton pottery, Aberdeen Agateware storage barrel, decorated with a shield plaque to the front for 'Mrs Lyon' dated 1886.

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 'Mrs Lyon', 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 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.

*Second 'Miss Gatherer' storage barrel and blue Shetland driftwood chair not included in this listing, but available from W&W Antiques. Contact us for multiple item shipping.