Buffalo Pattern see the Northern Ceramic Society Journal pages 97-136, Vol. 29, 2013 for an article 'Animals on Printed Pots: Understanding the Roles Animals Played in Early British Wares c.1790-1820' by Loren L. Zeller.

" /> Printed British Pottery & Porcelain | Large Jug

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Painted underglaze in brown, the epitaph reads as follows:
"Who lies here
Why who do you think
poor Earthen ware
come give him some drink
What a dead man drink
A good reason why
for when he was alive
he was always dry
William Mofs

The epitaph is framed with a decorative, hand painted border consisting of flowers, leaves and tendrils. 


A view of the large jug revealing the various floral sprays that were added to the piece to fill in and enhance the early Chinoiserie design.


Shape Type: Miscellaneous

Pattern Type: Chinese, Asian and Other Exotic Themes

Date: 1796


  • Diameter: 9.00 in (22.86 cm)
  • Height: 12.75 in (32.385 cm)

Maker: Unknown


A rare, large pearlware commemorative jug printed in blue with the Buffalo, or Boy on a Buffalo, pattern. Printed on the outer rim is a large and elaborate butterfly border pattern with a modified version of the latter on the inner rim.  Floral sprays in four distinct patterns are printed around the jug in areas that are not covered by the central pattern.  The pattern on the...