This is a set of hard paste porcelain English Royal Worcester jugs or pitchers, typically used for milk or cream. The date is the 19th century, circa 1885.
The jugs are graduated in size. The largest jug is 7 ¼” high and 6” wide. The middle jug is 6 ½” high and 5 ½” wide. The smallest jug is 5” high and 4” wide.
Each jug has a different gold trim. The largest jug has a bright gleaming gold trim. The middle jug has a bronze colored trim with shades of red. The smallest jug has a bronze colored trim without shades of red. The set may have been a salesman sample originally, to show the different shades of gold trim.
The ground is bisque or cream colored. The insides and bottoms are glazed white.
Each jug has hand painted flowers, and the largest jug also has a butterfly. The flowers on each jug are different because of the hand painting. The big jug shows daisies, the middle jug shows a flower similar to a poppy and some other flowers. The little jug has even more flowers.
There are no chips, nicks, cracks or crazing.
The shape number is 1094 and is on the bottom of each jug. The registry number is 29115 and is on the bottom of each jug. The shape number and registry number are both for the year 1885. There is the Royal Worcester mark with the crown on top. There are various hand enameled letters and symbols for the various artisans who worked on each piece. The large jug also has some impressed numbers and letters.
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