Saturday, February 25, 2012

Bishop of Leeds

Forgive the awful pictures, i've 'borrowed' them from an ebay listing to show you something I have never seen before, at least I don't think so.  The reason I say this is that if I saw one in an antiques shop I would probably walk straight by it for two reasons: I really don't like it, it's treacly coloured and ugly; secondly, I would never in   a month of Sundays have thought this was by the Bishop factory.  I know they produced lots of commemorative wares, but this it appears, have something to do the city of Leeds????  The hanging sheep appears in the city's coat of arms, but what this jug is commemorating I don't really know.  Any ideas readers?

1 comment:

bisto boy said...

bizarrely, i happened across two other commemorative tankards in exactly the same shape, colour and glaze today, but they had different transfer print designs on them. Those two were made by the Nelson pottery. I think, therefore, the one being shown in the ebay listing was bought as a blank by the Bishop factory and then decorated with their own transfer ware design and factory mark.

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