Offered is a large blue and white transfer-printed pitcher made by the factory of Thomas Mayer featuring the pattern "Abbey Ruins". The form is roccoco which was very common in the 1830's when it was made. Depicted is a romantic scene of castle ruins, a country village, a river, and animals, all typical of the period. A fancy border inside and outside the rim compliments the scene.
Dimensions: Height is 8 1/4" to the top of the handle, 7 1/4" to the top of the spout. The length is about 9" from handle to spout, and diameter is about 6 3/8".
Condition: Very good. There is a light hairline near the bottom near the handle as shown and a small wear spot on the side of the rim. Otherwise, there are no chips, cracks and there is no restoration. The glaze is smooth and unworn, the printed decoration is sharp, and there is no discoloration.
Early period antiques are quite old, were made to be used, and frequently have signs of age and use and sometimes a small manufacturing flaw or repair. While this is normal and to be expected, I note any known issues in the condition description.
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