Victorian Scottish agateware barrels


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  • £950.00 For the pair
  • €1,074 Euro
  • $1,170 US Dollar

United Kingdom

Hoarde Vintage Member since 2016
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A pair of large agateware ceramic storage barrels, most likely made by Seaton Pottery in Aberdeen. Both bear a carouche to their fronts, inscribed 'MRS SUTHERLAND - 1894'. These personalised examples would have been a one-off commission for the pottery works, possibly for a wedding gift. These earthenware barrels are quite rare, and it is certainly exceptionally rare to find a matching pair such as this.

There are a few minor chibbles to the top rims, which is to be expected, but otherwise they are in very good condition. One lid may not be the correct one, as it does not fit as snugly into its recess as the other. They are lovely examples of vernacular domestic ware.

This agateware pottery was created by layering different coloured raw clays together, and then kneeding them so that they 'merged' and created an overall marbled clay. This would then be used to throw or mould into vessels or figurines, before firing.

Price is for the pair; dimensions are for each barrel.


  • H: 23cm (9.06in)
  • W: 21cm (8.27in)



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Marc has been successfully dealing in decorative antiques for over 15 years, fuelled by his lifelong passion for artefacts of the past. His workshop, a converted Methodist Sunday School, is located on the edge of Bodmin Moor, Cornwall.

He successfully mixes styles and periods to create his own unique collection of ‘delightful objects’. Good design, craftsmanship, colour and an age-worn patina all play their part in his discerning approach to buying. His selection of stock is often based on its aesthetic appeal rather than its age, and he loves to find items that have a story to tell.

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