Denby (England) 'Camelot' 8" Pitcher
The history of Denby began in 1806, when a seam of clay was found at Denby during the construction of a road to link the industrial towns of Derbyshire. William Bourne, a local entrepreneur, examined the clay and recognised its exceptional qualities.
Production of salt-glazed pottery started at Denby in 1809 from a number of small buildings on the site of the clay bed. William Bourne gave the onerous task of running the business to his youngest son, Joseph.
Known as 'Joseph Bourne' the pottery prospered and soon built up an international reputation for its quality bottles and jars. As glass was very expensive in the early 19th century these stoneware bottles were essential for holding commodities like preserves, pickles, ink, polish, mineral water, medicines and even ginger beer.
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Produced from 1964
Model: 8" Pitcher
Dimensions: 20.5cm tall x 10cm diameter
Condition: Excellent vintage condition with no wear to mention.