Salt-glazed Stoneware Press-moulded Small Confectionary mold in the form of a Fish, 1750-65



Salt-glazed Stoneware Press-moulded Small Confectionary mold in the form of a Fish,

Circa 1750-65

(Ref: NY9578-KMR)

The English salt-glazed mold dish is press-molded with a curved crisp design of a fish.  The eye is formed by two concentric circles and the scales, & tail fin in intaglio.

Provenance: Applied black & gold label from D M & P Manheim Antiques Corp.,305 East 61st Street, New York City.

Leslie B. Grigsby in "English Pottery: Stoneware & Earthenware, 1650-1800", page 120, , the author notes that " In Hannah Glasse's 1796 publication of "The Art of Cookery Made Plain & Simple", ..two recipes include fish-molds for making decorative desserts.  One titled "to make a fish-pond shows the use of four large fish-molds {filled} with flummery, and fix small ones.  The fish are suspended at different levels in clear jelly in a china bowl, and when the entire mixture is stiff, are turned out onto a salver."

Reference: "A Passion for Pottery, Further Selections From The Henry H. Weldon Collection", Peter Williams & Pat Halfpenny, Page 103, #54 for a similar example. "The Illustrated Guide to Staffordshire Salt-Glazed Stoneware", Arnold R. Mountford, Illustration 132, for a variation on the fish design.  

The author writes, " The sales account book of Thomas & John Wedgwood of the Big House, Burslem contains several references to "fishes".



Dealer Earle D. Vandekar of Knightsbridge, Inc.
Date: 1750-65
Origin England
Artist/Maker
Measurements 6 1/4 inches long x 3/4 inches in height.
Inventory View Dealer's Inventory
Website http://vandekar.com
Price 700
Contact Paul Vandekar, 212-308-2022 or  info@vandekar.com

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