I spotted the second image (the jug) at a restaurant in Saratoga Springs, NY over the holidays. The oozing, puffy graphic was so bizarre and contemporary, I loved it! My DP did a little research and found that mocha ware is ‘a uniquely English form of decorating earthenware‘ made in the 1800′s England. And it happened to be very popular in Colonial New England. Mocha ware has become a favorite with folk art collectors and now there is a whole industry of reproduction which is based in upstate New York. The last image is from Antiques Road Show, that handsome marble jug is worth $4-6,000.
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