Filter, water; Lipscombe & Co; CT77.26
Filter, waterAbout this object
Water filter; a large, cylindrical water filter, made from stoneware, glazed pale brown. The filter features applied, moulded designs of grape vines in white, and a moulded handle on either side. Stamped in black on a white background at the front: "Lipscombe & Co, Patentees, London".Maker
processed material, ceramic, potteryInscription and Marks
Stamped: "LIPSCOMBE & CO / PATENTEES / 44 QUEEN VICTORIA ST / MANSION HOUSE / LONDON / REMOVED FROM / TEMPLE BAR".Technique
h 480mm x di 280mm
From the collection of Owaka Museum Wahi Kahuika The Meeting Place "a rest on your journey"Object Type
A family that we knew in Gisborne, NZ we clearing their new land for building and discovered one of these buried in the middle of it. They cleaned it up and gave it to my family, as we are Lipscombe's. Had no idea about it at all, and had tried researching it back then (1990's), without google, to no avail. Very interesting to read about it and it's history. Thanks!
Hello Owaka Museum Wahi Kahuika,
Delighted to find this entry whilst Googling for something else! You might like to know that Lipscombe & Co of London actually manufactured their water filters in the Brampton area of Chesterfield in Derbyshire. I'm writing from Chesterfield Museum, and we have about a dozen different types of water filter which were made in our local potteries. I visited NZ earlier this year and saw a variety of stoneware pieces made here in Chesterfield in a number of NZ museums - they did make a fair amount for export. I can tell you that your filter probably dates to between 1876 and 1888, as these are the dates between which Lipscombes were trading from 44 Queen Victoria Street. All the best from Chesterfield Museum!
I have an identical water filter. Brought to NZ when family emigrated to NZ nearly 50 years ago. Know very little about this item.