Recently, I found this great blue and white jug! When I looked at its mark and found that it said “Emery”, I knew that I had to have it for my young friend Emery Morris, who lives in Atlanta.
Emery’s mother, Holli Morris, is one of my best friends, and we have certainly “raised” Emery to be a “second generation blue and white collector”! So last weekend, I gave Emery this great blue and white jug for her new apartment in Atlanta. Then I decided that I must do a bit of research on its mark. At first I thought that Emery might be the name of the pattern.
However, my research indicated that Burmese is in fact the name of this pattern. To be exact, it is “Burmese-Blue”. It was made by the Francis J. Emery/Bleak Hill Pottery Works in Burslem, England (which is one of many Stoke-on-Trent potteries).
The date would likely be around 1894. Hopefully this piece will be the start of many “shades of blue” for Emery.
And the wonderful thing about collecting blue and white is that it is so classic and will go with so many great fresh, transitional blue and white fabrics that my young friends seem to prefer!