Pitcher - ROM2006_6635_1

ROM2006_6635_1

Pitcher

Maker: Brantford Pottery / William E. Welding, active 1873-1894)
Medium:Stoneware, Rockingham glaze
Geography: Brantford, Ontario, Canada
Date: c. 1875-1880
Dimensions:
16.5 (height) x 13.5 (length) x 17.5 (width) x 12.3 (depth) cm
Object number: 975.44.1
Not on view
Description

Slip-cast and moulded wares

By the mid 1850s, a few Canadian potteries were making slip-cast and moulded-pressed wares with relief decoration. Before this time all Canadian pottery was wheel-made. Justus Morton of New York State first introduced slip-cast wares at Brantford, Ontario. After 1873, the major producer in Ontario of these wares was W.E. Welding of Brantford. In Quebec, the Poterie Dion and Cap-Rouge Pottery Co. applied the moulding process to red earthenware and stoneware respectively.

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