Original, Victorian era, chamber pitcher and basin, Please read the full description, matching set Alhambra pattern, transferware Art Nouveau flowers and design, connecting vines, fern leaves and scrolling. Basin is 15 1/4” diameter, with rounded over rim, stands 5” tall, Pitcher is 12” at highest point of fancy handle, 11 1/2" to spout. The pitcher has high raised relief scrolling around the neck and rim. Elevated base is scalloped edge also has relief scrolling. Bulbous pitcher has floral pattern surrounding the body. NO damage to the set, NO Cracks NO Chips, NO Repairs. Made by Myott, Son & Co, see photos for backstamp. This set is distinctive in style for the Art Nouveau period, being prior to 1890. Basin it is simply marked England (not the later identification being Made in England). See photos. NO damage or repairs. This set will be boxed in two boxes, one for the basin and one for the pitcher. We prefer our fine Antiques to arrive at your location in the same perfect condition as we ship it.
Myotts were established in 1898 by Ashley Myott. He worked in partnership with his brother Sydney, they initially worked at the firm of Alexander Pottery,on Wolfe Street, in Stoke. As business improved they expanded their manufacturing to include the purpose built five-oven factory on the site of the former Brownfield's Works in Cobridge - extending their works to include an adjacent pottery. In 1949 a fire at Myott Son & Co’s Alexander Pottery, Staffordshire unfortunately destroyed the valuable pattern books and records. The firm of Myott, Son & Co. Limited, a family run business based in the Staffordshire Potteries, England, operated in one form or another for 93 years.
This set is Semi-porcelain, commonly referred to as “ironstone.” It is earthenware that was much thinner and highly glazed to imitate bone china. It was a change from the heavy thick ironstone of the 1830s-1870s period. Basically it was an incorporated part trade-name and or a trademark used by the various factories to make the wares more salable. Consequently, it passed as bone china in appearance and texture. The main difference is that it was not translucent. Semi-porcelain normally would have been more inexpensive than high grade porcelains and bone china at the time.
Floral designs were a popular theme with imagery lifted from topographical prints or books. After 1860 up to around 1885 the use of scalloping where evident with floral or nature patterns dominating. Late Victorian Blue saw the use of lighter semi-porcelain with large areas left unpatterned. The use of floral designs and patterns influenced by Japanese, Art & Crafts and Art Nouveau designs dominated. We have for sale a beautiful marble top wash stand that this set will look fabulous on.
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