This is a Beautiful tall transferware water pitcher produced by Powell and Bishop who were in business under that name from 1867 through 1878. The registry mark on the bottom of the pitcher dates this item to 1873. This is an extremely difficult to find pattern. The pitcher was probably part of a wash set.

The body of the pitcher is covered in a rich dark brown glaze. The rim of the pitcher is decorated with rows of shield shapes and zigzags in a golden brown glaze. The handle is decorated in elongated acanthus leaves in the same golden brown glaze. The body of the pitcher is beautifully decorated with a transfer of Roman soldiers, horses and large dogs (probably Great Danes). The transfer is also done with the same beautiful golden brown glaze.

The pitcher is in beautiful antique condition. There is just some wear or loss on the dark brown glaze in few spots.

The pitcher measures approximately 8” tall, 4 1/5” in diameter and 5“ from Spout to handle.

Trajan (/ˈtreɪdʒən/ TRAY-jən; Latin: Caesar Nerva Trajanus; 18 September 53 – 9/11 August 117) was Roman emperor from 98 to 117. Officially declared by the Senate optimus princeps ("best ruler"), Trajan is remembered as a successful soldier-emperor who presided over the second-greatest military expansion in Roman history, after Augustus, leading the empire to attain its maximum territorial extent by the time of his death. He is also known for his philanthropic rule, overseeing extensive public building programs and implementing social welfare policies, which earned him his enduring reputation as the second of the Five Good Emperors who presided over an era of peace within the Empire and prosperity in the Mediterranean world.

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Trajan Pattern Pitcher by Powell & Bishop 1873


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