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It's Creamer Season on Keepsies!

A very cute miniature creamer or cream jug made in Devon in England by the Longpark pottery at Torquay, and probably dating to the early art deco era of the 1920s.

A lovely example of Longpark Mottoware, it is inscribed (in a stereotypical mock Devon accent!) with " 'elp yerzels tu tha Craim" ('Help yourselves to the cream', in case you were confused).

The decoration is freely handpainted, with a crowing rooster at the centre, a commonly used Longpark motif, amidst tumbled greenery and with blue 'commas' around the rim. The green and blue glaze on a cream ground are a typical palette of most of the Torquay potteries.

The reddish-brown terracotta clay (found locally and featuring in the wares of many of the local potteries) is used to decorative effect on the rim and handle, and forms the letters of the motto via a 'sgrafitto' technique of scratching though the cream glaze.

The jug is in perfect condition with no damage, and measures just 6 cm/2.5" high. It weighs 84 gm, and I estimate packaged weight will be around 400 gms.

Antique Longpark Torquay Terracotta Mottoware Rooster Creamer Cream Jug 1920s

Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1920s
  • Materials: terracotta, china, ceramic, pottery
  • Ships worldwide from United Kingdom
  • Feedback: 236 reviews
  • Favorited by: 17 people