Christopher Dresser (British, Glasgow, Scotland 1834–1904 Mulhouse)
Watcombe Pottery Co.
Earthenware with silver mounts
Overall: 8 5/8 x 6 1/2 x 6 in. (21.9 x 16.5 x 15.2 cm)
The Charles E. Sampson Memorial Fund, 2007
Not on view
Marking: Stamped on base: 1] lozenge-shaped registration mark for 3 June, 1872 (for registration marking system, see Geoffrey Godden, New Handbook of British Pottery & Porcelain Marks, 1999, p. 169). 2] Watcombe/Torquay.
Stamped on the rim of the silver mounts: 1] crown (town mark for Sheffield) 2] lion passant 3] duty mark of a head in profile 4] G (date letter for 1874/5) 5] maker's mark: J over A.R. (?), partially erased.
Stamped on interior of the domed lid: 1] lion passant 2] marker's mark: J over A.R. 3] 6