A Rare Malfrey Pot and Cover, circa 1920 (shape no 2312), painted in the Ghostly Wood pattern, in rich colours heightened with gilt 32.5cm high, printed mark, incised shape number and painted pattern no Z4968
For this design, Daisy Makeig-Jones took inspiration from The Legends of Croquemitaine. In this French legend Mitaine, the goddaughter of Charlemagne, travels through the 'Land of Illusion', described as a place of lost souls, demon trees and ghostly apparitions, to conquer the 'Fortress of Fear'. However, using artistic licence, Makeig-Jones also included other stories into her interpretation of the legend, for example The White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland
Provenance: Acquired from Wedgwood by the vendors Grandmother, who had a china shop in Tunstall in the 1920s' and 30's, and thence by descent.