Sunday, October 14, 2012

More yellow ware

I promise this to be the last post on my favorite collection.....yellow ware!!!  My best pieces are housed way on top of my kitchen cabinets....because they are too large to go anywhere else AND, they are protected up there!!!
The large bowl in the corner is an Irish Potatoe Bowl in stick spatter, spongeware......made in Scotland and traded to the Irish neighbors for wonderful wool....hence the name!!!  The butter crock has what is called an 'asparagus' pattern on it.......the 3 bowls are wonderful examples of the different colors of yellow clay from different regions and factories, all 3 with white slip bands.  The oldest bowl is in the center.
The pitcher in front has a molded design and painted with a sponge......the pitcher in back, which you can't see because of my wonderful photography, has a Rockingham sponge design.  You can see part of two large bowls also with the sponge design.

This is a McCoy pitcher with molded design, part of the Arts and Crafts movement, it has a matching pitcher with a purple iris on it, which I DO NOT HAVE.......

Ah.....there are the two bowls!!!

Bowl with the Kings Rose pattern and another Villeroy bowl with the Virginia pattern......and in front is my very special spice jar, very old and very scarce, a real treasure for me!!!

The two bowls on the left have slip bands in two colors and feature a rolled lip.  The next bowl and picther has what is called "chicken wire" sponging in three colors...rare and exciting to find in perfect condition!!!
The bowl in this corner is so difficult to see and I am sorry for is so dark because of the glaze on it, the clay has a leaf pattern molded on it and the glaze is called 'flint enamel'.  Powdered oxides were sprinkled on wet glaze then fired and the oxides would fuse and bleed onto the glaze and form a flowing pattern.  This bowl has a lot of blue in the glaze.  The first pitcher has the chicken wire sponging and the second one is Rockingham sponged.

This pitcher and colander are reproduction pieces offered by Country Living magazine many, many years ago, and are in 'mocha' pattern, the closest I'll ever get to owning real mochaware!!!  The storage crock is a favorite find and has the matching lid and in great shape.

There are more pieces lurking around here on shelves, cubbies and any place with a flat surface!!! I hope you found this interesting and enjoyed my favorite collection......


Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

I collect yelloware and other old pottery bowls. Love your collection!

Sharing Shadymont said...

Your collection is beautiful, and you are so knowledgeable about each piece. I only have one piece which is a bowl with the blue band. It was my Mother's so it is extra special to me. Thanks for sharing your collection with us. I enjoyed seeing it.

Denise said...

Love Yellowware!I have two old pieces I got them both from the original owner before she died at the age of 102.I don't know exactly what they are,I'm just guessing.I posted both of them long ago.Maybe I'll post them again and have you tell Me what you think?If that would be ok? Denise

20 North Ora said...

Your Yellowware collection is just beautiful. You have so many unusual pieces.


The Tablescaper said...

Love your collection - old and new!

- The Tablescaper

Shelia said...

I love these pieces and would love to have some.
Thanks for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)