Mason's 1813-1829 Pitcher and Bowl Polychrome Chinoiserie Ironstone

Mason's Ironstone Pitcher and Bowl Polychrome Chinoiserie 1813-1829

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What a special set this Masons Ironstone pitcher and bowl set is. It was done in a clobbered style. Hand painted over transfer. The pattern is very reminiscent of Chinese Chinoiserie. The mark dates it 1813-1829, according to Goeffery Goddens 1992 British Pottery and Porcelain Marks book, page 417. The handle on the pitcher is a dragon, his head facing out at the top and tail at the bottom. I have been unable to find the name of this pattern. I have provided many pictures for you to view both pieces. In searching for information I did find a wonderful website that provided me with a lot of information and several hours of oohs and aahs. The following information comes from that website: Janice Paulls Web Site: Charles James Mason registered his Patent Ironstone China trademark in 1813. Mr. Mason was an astute entrepreneur who had already been involved in the early 18th century porcelain import trade from China by the East India Company. When bulk imports basically stopped in the late 18th century, Mr. Mason turned his skills to the manufacture of ceramics in the "Chinese style." Ironstone, a dense opaque, earthenware, lent itself well to decoration in under-glaze blues as well as the over-glaze enamels. Mason's wares were an instant success and have remained highly desirable with collectors for almost 200 years. Their decorative patterns, many in a primitive Chinoiserie style, remain unsurpassed for their charm and earthy beauty. This large chamber set does indeed have that earthy charm and beauty.

DIMENSIONS: pitcher: 11 ¼" tall x 10" from tip of spout to back edge of handle Bowl: 16" x 5 ½"

CONDITION: There is a short OLD dark hairline at the lip 1 ¼" long. There is absolutely no separation in the ironstone. I have a picture if you would like to see this area closeup.That is the only thing to "forgive" in this 200 year old item.

SHIPPING: PLEASE do not pay until we sort out the shipping charge. I will only ship this set separately with each piece double boxed. After purchase I will pack the set and obtain the actual shipping charge. Due to its size I cannot ship this set outside the United States (lower 48)

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