Antique Stephen Green Imperial Potteries Salt Glaze Fox Head Flask
$950.00
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This circa 1830's English salt glazed stoneware fox head spirit flask was made by Stephen Green Imperial Potteries of Lambeth. The piece has been made in the form of a hollow dimensional fox head & has a drinking spout at one end. The flask is well molded with detailed facial features/fur & has been finished in a naturalistic brownish red glaze. The fox head spirit flask is in very good antique condition with no restoration. The piece shows appropriate signs of age & use including scuffs/wear related to display on the base which are best seen using the zoom function in photo 5. As is commonly found in antique pottery, there are production related issues present which include seam lines & other irregularities in the mold, one of which causes the piece to rest at a slightly canted angle when displayed. in addition, there production related anomalies in the glaze coverage which include flecks of material caught in the glaze itself as well a dark area behind the left ear best seen in photos 2 & 4. The flask is unmarked but attributable to manufacturer Stephen Green Imperial Potteries of Lambeth. The spirit flask measures 5.5" long, 2.75" at its widest point & stands 3.25" tall. This early English salt glaze fox head spirit flask displays beautifully & would be a wonderful addition to a collection of antique figural flasks. A fabulous antique find! Please note that due to the value of this listing, the piece will be fully insured & shipped with a signature required on delivery. A note on the maker: Stoneware production taking place in the latter part of the 17th century in London was modeled after continental forms, particularly that of German drinking vessels. By the early 1800s, the Lambeth area of London had become a center of English salt glaze stoneware production. Stephen Green Imperial Potteries, founded in 1831, produced a wide range of salt glaze & Bristol ware jugs, figural flasks & bottles. The company closed its doors in 1858. To see my complete collection of fine antiques & quality vintage pieces, please view the contents of my shop at BirneyCreek.etsy.com Thanks! # 112603512 Antique Stephen Green Imperial Potteries Salt Glaze Fox Head Flask

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