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Pottery by Frackelton

Decorated slop jar
Decorated slop jar
Imported English porcelain blank
Hand painted by Susan S. Frackelton, 1880-1890
Porcelain with decoration overglaze
1958.1328A-B

White porcelain slop jar (a) has extensive hand-painted decoration overglaze. Jar has molded bands on the sides and the rim, which is painted with a band of reddish-brown diagonal lines. The upper body is painted in reddish-brown and gilt. The border forms a trefoil design, and there are white cartouches and oval medallions with a lattice motif. The exterior sides are painted with a flower-and-branch motif in shades of reddish-brown, outlined in gilt. The base has a band of diagonal lines in gilt. The handles are painted in reddish-brown and gilt. A white porcelain round insert (b) has straight sides and a 2" hole in center. Insert has a reddish-brown decorative border like that of the jar on the interior sides. The interior bottom is painted with a floral motif in shades of reddish-brown, outlined in gilt. The exterior sides are painted with leaves in shades of reddish-brown, outlined in gilt.

Porcelain blank may be made by Cumberlidge and Humphreys, Gordon Pottery, Tunstall, England. Part of a toilet set along with 1958.1328, 1958.1328C, 1958.1328D-E, and 1958.1328F-H that was the personal property of Susan Frackelton and likely decorated by her. Donated in 1958 by Frackelton's daughter, Gladys F. Seely.

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