A scarce early Macintyre pottery biscuit barrel with silver plated handle, lid and rim, circa 1892.
A scarce early Macintyre pottery biscuit barrel with silver plated handle, lid and rim, with typical Macintyre decoration of red jacketed golfer teeing off and crossed clubs with bag and balls to other side with gilt edging.
The golfer’s jacket and some of the gilt edging has been slightly rubbed, structurally in fine condition, maker’s mark to silver plate, base stamped with McIntyre crest together with series number, measures 6 3/4 inches high, circa 1892.
James Macintyre manufacturer was established in Burslem, Staffs, in 1860, becoming ‘& Co’ in 1867. They produced fine porcelain and earthenware until 1913 and for the period 1898 to 1913 William Moorcroft worked as designer for them. Examples by Mcintyre are amongst the earliest of golf ceramics and are therefore highly sought after.