Broad cylindrical posset pot curving in slightly to flat foot, with two simple vertical loop handles. Decorated on each side of handles with (rectangular panel containing two stylised roses between three stylised tulips, outlined in dark red studded with white spots, filled in with light red). Inscription round rim within border of dark red bands studded with white, reads 'THE.BEST.IS.NOT.TOO.GOOD.FOR.YOV / E.F'. (Slightly ribbed handles, decorated with horizontal dark red stripes). Honey coloured lead glaze giving warm yellow ground colour and dark and light brown slips.
lid only: 17.9cm
dimensions with lid: 30.8cm x 23.1cm
Place of creation
© Manchester Art Gallery