Edward TB Radford milk jug 1920's/30's
Tonight’s offering from Auld Curiosities is a breakfast sized milk jug by the renowned ETB Radford. The earliest reference that I can find for Edward T B Radford was when he worked as a pottery artist initially for Pilkington’s until WW1 interrupted his life, along with so many others. He fought with the rank of Captain in the 19th Middlesex Regiment and was awarded a Military Cross for his actions at Passchendaele. After the war he returned to pottery and worked for HJ Wood in the 1920’s. He appears to have operated under the umbrella of HJ Woods at the Alexandra Pottery in Burslem, producing the distinctive floral art and decoesque pottery in his own name between the 1930’s and 1948 when he retired. This jug has an unadorned creamish back ground with hand painted flowers which beautifully accentuate the elegant lines that his pottery seem to always show. The shape and size are marked as a number of 115 and the pattern as E which I can’t find a name for, but dates it to the early 1930’s The jug stand 511/16” (119mm) tall to the top of the handle and has a body diameter is approximately 4 1/2” (115mm) measured excluding the handle.
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