9 October 1992
A fine Winchcombe Pottery earthenware cider flagon by Michael Cardew, oviform with tapering cylindrical neck and applied strap handle, covered in a mottled dark olive green glaze with bands and panels of pale brushwork decoration of a deer and foliage, (minor chip) impressed MC with Winchcombe Pottery seal, circa 19????
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