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Sunday, 30 June 2013

Mochaware

Referring back to a previous post about Ben Pentreath, in his book he says that most of the houses featured in it are linked by pieces of Mochaware!  It's true because once you know what to look for,  pieces of this fabulous pottery are dotted about within its pages.

Ben seems to favour the blue mugs, here are some of his collection -


they are not the most costly type to collect and look extremely good in clusters.  Here are some that belong to one of my friends, set against an old Welsh quilt -


and this image is of the wonderful collection owned by Oprah Winfrey, displayed in the library of one of her homes -


Just look at these lovely blue jugs - oh I would love to own this collection!

The following are some very expensive top of the range examples for you to get your eye in!








I'm not even going to try and explain what Mochaware is as this link will tell you all about it much more succinctly! Suffice to say that it is very collectible and if you see a piece in a charity shop, grab it even if it is damaged, because even damaged Mochaware has value!




6 comments:

annie said...

I have never owned any, but I think it is lovely. I esp.like the last photo!

Martine said...

Love the jugs. Wonderful for flowers.

Celtic Heart said...

I learn so much from your posts! Beautiful pottery, indeed.

Jan said...

Beautiful pottery, especially against a lovely quilt!

Kel said...

I love pottery and have quite a collection of my own. I especially love ginger jars and animal ornaments.
Love you blogs and your quilts :)

Hillside Garden said...

A interesting report! I love pottery - this is beautiful.

Sigrun