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    Posted 6 years ago

    mikelv85
    (1145 items)

    There's only one thing I can say about this small 6" tall pitcher from Salvation Army .... It's gorgeous ! Not even all the hairline cracks can take anything away from it. Intricate Neo Classical figures of cherubs, griffons and urns against a pale lavender background which is repeated on the opposite side. A vine and grape border at the top with that amazing spout decorated with a mask of Dionysus. There is no mark on the bottom. So I haven't been able to track down the maker. It has the look of a Wedgwood piece. It also has a very glass like feel, but it must be porcelain. The are a lot of hairline stress cracks mostly to the bottom and handle but nothing looks glued. I think they might have been caused by thermal shock from a hot liquid. As to it's use, I'm not sure. It does have a wine theme to it but it's small enough to be possibly a milk pitcher. Maybe even for sauces or gravies . Seems Victorian to me but might be even older. All opinions are welcome. -Mike-

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    Comments

    1. pops52 pops52, 6 years ago
      I agree Mike, it's definitely gorgeous !
    2. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Beautiful, and seems fairly old to me !
    3. mikelv85 mikelv85, 6 years ago
      Thank you all :) pops52, kyratango and Ken. I'm pretty thrilled about this find too !
    4. SEAN68 SEAN68, 6 years ago
      STUNNING!!
    5. mikelv85 mikelv85, 6 years ago
      Thank you Sean :)
    6. SEAN68 SEAN68, 6 years ago
      your very welcome Mikelv85!!
    7. racer4four racer4four, 6 years ago
      A beauty Mike!
    8. mikelv85 mikelv85, 6 years ago
      Thanks Karen :)..... One of my better finds in the last few months !
    9. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 6 years ago
      this is a beauty and it does remind me of my copper luster piece. it also reminds me a bit of a Royal Doulton pitcher i found, but only because of the face on the spout.
    10. mikelv85 mikelv85, 6 years ago
      Thanks ho2 :)...Royal Doulton hmmm, I knew I've seen that face on the spout somewhere before. Maybe that's where. Thanks for jogging my memory.
    11. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 6 years ago
      Any luck IDing this lovely pitcher, mikelv?
    12. mikelv85 mikelv85, 6 years ago
      No luck at all and it's been a while too, care to guess ? :).... you would think something this unique would show up somewhere online..but it's still a mystery.

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