Stoneware jar: Stilton cheese jar with lid

W A Gray and Sons (estab. 1856, closed 1930)
C & E Morton (estab. 1850)
Production date
Pre 1909
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Object detail

Ceramic cheese jar with lid. Cream coloured glaze with words 'STILTON / C & E MORTON, / LONDON' in black lettering. Brown upper glaze with fine beaded detailing below rim. Large chip out of rim. Stamped on lower rear: GRAY / A / PORTOBELLO / A.B. in an oval ring.
One of a collection of domestic items salvaged in the 1970s from the SS MAORI which ship wrecked in 1909 off the coast of Cape Town, South Africa.
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Maker and role
W A Gray and Sons (estab. 1856, closed 1930): Manufacturer
C & E Morton (estab. 1850): Manufacturer
Ceramic: 0 - Whole
Measurement details
3D objects (HxWxD): H 160 x W 125 x D 125mm: 0 - Whole
Production place and notes
England, Great Britain, Europe
On display?
Not on display


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