Another Tasmanian find from Warwick Oakman’s shop in Sandy Bay Road, Hobart. Now this is the stage that collecting becomes interesting – where will this piece eventually belong? In Tasmania with the growing ‘jug collection’ or in Brisbane with the other ‘china repairs’ collection. Well for the minute it resides in Brisbane while the photos are taken and this blog post is created. The potters mark on the base is in red underglaze; W with the numerals 8578, this shows it was manufactured at the Waterloo Works in Lower Charles Street, Hanley. The pewter lid is stamped T. Booth Hanley with a bright Britannia symbol – this is the give-away. Thomas Booth & Sons, Stoke-on-Trent Potters, Hanley 1872–1879. I’ve also sent pics to Andrew Baseman in NYC. Any one able to add further details please? The figures inside the 6 arches are all female and all different. Barbara thinks it shows the three graces (twice). Obviously well loved and repaired with staples, some doubled in the shape of a cross.

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