Lovely Victorian cylinder vase, representative of the aesthetic movement, featuring a transfer scene of hibiscus or marsh mallow type flowers and foliage. The colors are absolutely stunning! The main color is blue, in various shades from cobalt flow blue to a powder blue, which has a beautiful pink blended into the flower petals. There is also the addition of elaborate gold highlighting and trim.
This very old piece of Staffordshire pottery was made by an English factory called Brown-Westhead, Moore and Co. which began operating in 1862.
The vase stands 4-3/4" tall, measures 3-9/16" across the base and measures 2-9/16" across the top.
Mark is printed on the bottom "B W M & Co." inside a shield/crown which stands for BROWN-WESTHEAD, MOORE & CO. They were manufacturers of high grade earthenware and porcelain at Cauldon Place, Hanley, Staffordshire, England. There is also an English Registry #92932. This number dates the vase to 1888. The pattern name "ALTHEA" is also part of the printed mark.
This piece was once part of an elaborate vanity or wash basin set. The last photo shows the three matching pieces I will be offering in separate listings. I do have two more of the larger matching pieces but, sadly, they have been damaged.
Excellent condition! No chips or cracks or crazing. One one side there is a raised extra piece of ceramic material (shown in close-up) which occurred in the making. The glaze is in great shape being very shiny and the gold trim around the top has only slight wear. Fantastic piece of 130 year old pottery!
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Rare Antique 1888 ALTHEA Aesthetic Staffordshire Transferware Cylinder Vase Brown Westhead Moore