1845 Set 3 Graduated Rococo Ranger Cobridge Stoneware Jugs


A set of very ornately decorated three mid-19th century graduated Cobridge pottery tapered jugs with "Ranger" raised decoration.

The stoneware jugs are made in a pale green ceramic, with relief moulded figures of a country scene, depicting huntsmen, horses and dogs. The central figure is holding a double-barrelled shotgun. On the bases are raised relief mouldings of registration marks for the pottery manufacturer Edward Walley of Cobridge, Burslem and dated of 10th May 1845. It is also marked RANGER for the pattern design. The jug handles have an organic appearance of a vine branch. The 3 jugs are in very good condition.

Edward Walley (1810-1872) owned the Villa Pottery manufacturer in Cobridge, Burslem, Staffordshire, from 1840 to 1865. He produced relief moulded jugs for the home market and exported ironstone ware, particularly to Canada, where he supplied churches with ware decorated with individualised markings. He employed 360 people in 1861. After withdrawing from the manufacture, he was in business as a commission agent and potter's valuer.

Size large jug: 22 cm (8 5/8 inches)
Size mid jug: 17.5 cm (7 inches)
Size small jug: 14.5 cm (5 ¾ inches)
Weight: 2158 g