Offered is a pearlware pitcher decorated in pink lustre and green enamel. This was probably made by a Welsh factory such as the Cambrian Works or Glamorgan as evidenced from the style of decoration with wide leaves, large lustred grapes ( a favorite subject), the randomly flowing vines and a wide swath of color for the neck. The reddish neck is enameled, not lustred and this may have been done much later than when the pitcher was made. The decoration shown would be a pretty classical example and would typically date from the 1820's. There is the usual pooling of bluish glaze inside the foot rim as expected for early period pearlware.
Dimensions: Height is 4 1/2" to the top of the handle and the diameter is about 4". The length from handle to spout is 5 5/8".
Condition: Very good to excellent. There are no chips, cracks, or repairs and the glaze is smooth and unworn. The enamel is bright, uniform and unchipped and the lustre is good with a few minor scratches to a few grapes as shown.
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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18th and 19th Century English Porcelain, Transferware, Pearlware and Other Interesting Pottery
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