Offered is a large pitcher produced in England during the first part of the 19th century of a type known as a portobello pitcher. These are described by Dick Henrywood in his reference, An Illustrated Guide to British Jugs, as having been made from about 1800 to 1825, usually of a heavy brown earthenware paste ( the brown color is the actual color of the body) with a yellow transfer print, usually of an Asian scene, which may be either over or underglaze; both are known and it can be difficult to discern which. Having seen several of these, I think this would have been made during the 1815-1825 period. This one has several scenes as shown, but with very fine detail, and the neck inside as well as out side is printed. Henrywood implies that not too much is known about the makers of these pieces.
Dimensions: A large pitcher at 8 1/2"in height. The length from spout to handle is just under 8 1/2" and the diameter is about 6 1/4".
Condition; Very good. There appears to be a small amount of restoration to a spot inside the top rim rim as shown. This is not really noticeable on display. Otherwise there are no chips, cracks or repairs. The glaze is very smooth and unworn. The print is very busy and of average clarity and shows several scenes and patterns that typically blend together.
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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