HERE’S A BEAUTIFUL SIGNED ORIGINAL MID 19TH-CENTURY (1840-1870) VICTORIAN-ERA ENGLISH ART POTTERY PITCHER THAT DISPLAYS A BEAUTIFULLY-RENDERED BLANC DE CHINE EMBOSSED FLEUR-DE-LIS AND SCROLLING LEAF PATTERN ALONG WITH A TEXTURED PIN-POINT-LIKE BACKGROUND DESIGN!
Dimensions: The pitcher measures approximately eight and three quarters inches (8 3/4”) in height, seven inches (7”) across from the outside of the handle to the opposing outside of the pitcher’s body, four and one eighth inches (4 1/8”) across the top to the pitcher’s lip, by three and one half inches (3 ½”) in diameter across the base.
This beautifully made Victorian-era English art pottery pitcher displays a white-on-white blanc de chine-type high-fired ceramic body, possibly white stoneware (but not ironstone nor creamware).
Signature: Signed on the underside bottom with an impressed marking that looks to be in the shape of a four-petal flower or perhaps a four-petal cross. This impressed marking is very small and difficult to photograph with the white-on-white surface. But the marking is there, I promise!
Condition: Very good and clean condition with a few small surface markings, an extremely small pin-point at the tip of the lip, and some minor browning along the top rim and where the handle attaches to the body. Overall and regardless of the minor faults mentioned, this is still a beauty! And please not, the minor flaws shown above in the flash photograph do not show up as much in ambient lighting.
Domestic buyer pays calculated shipping for secure packing and USPS priority within the United States. I no longer ship internationally due to the high volume of scams taking place. Sorry.