Brown glaze with sgraffito decoration
‘MC’ in monogram and Abuja Pottery seal, impressed.
This coffee pot design is one perfected by Cardew at the Winchcombe Pottery in Gloucestershire in the 1930s combining an elegant prehistoric Cretan spout with a traditional Devon jug shape. The decoration, incised through the glaze, occurs on the earlier pieces but by the 50s had evolved as Cardew absorbed ideas from African pottery. This is a version of a pattern known as the Vumé lily named after the earlier Vumé Pottery in Ghana.