Antique Molded Relief Pottery Jug Pitcher The Death of Abel Edward Walley c 1850 Biblical Scenes


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This is an antique molded relief pottery jug or pitcher made by Edward Walley and known as The Death of Abel. The jug portrays Abels brother Cain pummelling him to death on one side while the other side portrays his parents Adam and Eve grieving over his dead body. Edward Walley produced molded jugs as well as ironstone china at Cobridge, Staffordshire under the name Edward Walley from 1845 until 1856. It is stamp marked on the underside with a coat of arms and Edward Walley Cobridge Staffordshire. The pitcher measures 8 1/4 in height to the top of the handle, 7 3/4 at its spout. It is in excellent condition - there is a tiny pinhead sized hole in the raised detail at the top of the Cain side that is original to the making of the piece, otherwise surprisingly clean for a piece of its age. It is glazed in a mint green tone, very attractive and of its time period.
Wonderful relief image, very detailed, portraying a Biblical story - amazing for it to survive in its condition over roughly 175 years!