An interesting transitional style biscuit barrel by the renowned firm of James Macintyre. It combines the Aesthetic with Arts & Crafts and also anticipates the Art Nouveau movement. It dates around the 1880's. The body is earthenware with a creamy glaze.The green is striking and there are panels of floral studies including iris. The lid and mount are silver plated and the lid is marked EPNS, there is decorative engraving of flowers to the lid.
The base is impressed'Macintyre' in a semi-circle, however it is very hard to spot and read, requiring oblique light to reveal due to being filled with glaze. It presents beautifully as you can see. There is fine crazing all over, to the base some of this has developed into fine hairlines. There are two firing cracks through the foot rim which are stable.
The gilt is remarkably good for the period and the plating seems largely intact. Width: 13 cm (5 1/8 inch). Height: 14 cm (5 1/2 inch) excluding handle. Weight: 834 grams (before packing). If for any reason you are unhappy with your item please let us know as soon as possible, and we will do our best to put things right.
This item is in the category "Pottery, Ceramics & Glass\Decorative Cookware & Tableware\Jars". The seller is "blue_cherry_antiques" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped worldwide.