Very Large Scale Ochre Salt Glazed Spirit Barrel, English Circa 1870


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Very large scale ochre treacle salt glazed stoneware spirit barrel, English, circa 1870. With a large hole at the top for filling accompanied by a smaller vent hole and a stem & neck hole for the tap at the bottom along with an oval impressed mark “DOULTON & CO., LAMBETH, LONDON”, from the Doulton & Co (Ltd) Manufacturers of stonewares and earthenwares at Lambeth in London c. 1854-1956.1
height: 25 in. 63.5 cm., width: 23 in. 56.5 cm., depth: 16 in. 40.5 cm.

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  1. Background on Doulton & Co., Lambeth: By the 1800s Lambeth in London has become a center for the production of salt glaze stoneware and most especially after the establishment of Doulton and Watts Pottery which later became Royal Doulton. The company was founded in 1815 when John Doulton formed a partnership with the owner, Martha Jones and foreman, John Watts, of an existing pottery in Lambeth. Initially the factory specialized in utilitarian salt glazed stoneware. Doulton started production of salt glaze stoneware vessels starting around 1830’s. From the 1850s, Doulton & Co.’s decorative stoneware was produced in association with the nearby Lambeth School of Art which enjoyed significant success at various international exhibitions including The Great Exhibition in 1851, Philadelphia Exhibition in 1876, and Chicago in 1893. By 1890 their decorative stoneware were so successful that 350 designers and artists were employed at the Lambeth factory. Doulton’s Lambeth factory closed in 1956. link:

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