Here we offer another example of 'flow blue' style fantasy pottery. It is in the shape of a teapot style citrus juice squeezer or reamer with a decorative dark blue transfer pattern on a grayish-green background.
Marked with a mostly illegible stamped mark that reads "Ironstone" the pottery body is not actually vitrified stoneware at all and does not qualify to be identified as 'ironstone'. Note also the chalky 'new' look to the foot rim on the bottom. Although the mark on this item looks like the Royal Arms of England, to help suggest age and importance, it is just another rendition of a false mark commonly added to recent modern replicas.
This is not a kitchen item from the Victorian era, but a contemporary fake. Many ceramic items imported to be sold as nostalgic decorations (not for use) often are cheaply glazed and offer surfaces containing a high lead content. So actually using an item like this in the kitchen to obtain acidic fruit juice to drink from the 'teapot' could be a serious hazard.
The same transfer pattern is applied to other items displayed in this shop under item IDs 2007RP00093 and 2007RP000233.
See the Favorite Links section for a page with information on identifying new 'Flow Blue' marked with 'Ironstone' marks.
Measures 4 1/4 inches tall.
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