This photograph shows a handled mug, described as an example of Bovey pottery.
It is unclear as to which pottery produced it. The pottery industry was established in the Bovey basin using the local clays and thriving by 1750's.
Josiah Wedgwood visited one of the local potteries and although he was unimpressed by the local industry, it played a significant part in the development of English industrial pottery. The industry was in decline by the mid 20th century. This mug shows a rural scene with a man, woman and dog. Thomas and Joseph Steer owned and operated the Indeo Pottery from 1799 to 1836 (Information - Michael Steer)
Updated on May 17, 2018