Croydon House

 Spongeware Bowl With Elephant Image


A rare spongeware bowl with an elephant image.

Unknown maker, likely Scottish in origin, circa 1850.

Good strong blue colour and image. 9 1/2" diameter.

See Spongeware 1835-1935 by Henry Kelly, plate 36 for a similar bowl.

Also reference the Jumbo bowl shown in Findlayson's book on Port Neuf pottery.

One minor rim chip.