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266/2001

Collection

CER

Brief description

A glazed earthenware jug in pattern 'Woodland' manufactured by John Tams Ltd in 1930s, part of Tams Ware range. The jug is small and conical in form, with small high pulled open spout and angular handle, that has straight top and side. The side has a single black painted line along it's length. Decoration consists of hand-painted oriental style trees, in foregraound and far ground with circular red sun in vivid colours, orange, green, yellow, purple, red. Stylised cloud forms are painted on reverse side of jug, below the rim and on interior of jug, again just below the rim in ochre and mauve. Rim edge has black line around. Marked on base with makers mark.

Title

Woodland
Tams Ware

Object name

jug
creamer jug

Object number

266/2001

Location

Temp Exhib Space

Production organisation

John Tams and Son Ltd (manufacturer)

Production date

1930 (c)

Production place

Longton

Material

earthenware
glaze

Dimensions

Height: 6cm
Length: 8cm
Width: 6cm

Label

Exhibition text, source and date unknown

The style of everyday tableware is always changing. Unlike fine china which is often purchased as a wedding present and lasts a lifetime, everyday tableware is replaced more frequently. New shapes, colours and patterns are introduced by designers and manufacturers to attract us to their products.

When surveyed across the 20th century, tableware provides a remarkably clear picture of the main developments in style and taste. The designs echo the changing styles in domestic interiors, and reflect the ways in which social and domestic conventions evolve.
 
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