c.1890 British transferware wash basin and pitcher with a variety of beautiful birds on a background of puffy clouds. This set is quite special blue and white clouds as a backdrop, accented with pink. I have been told and have noticed that the pink reacts to weather conditions, ie: lightens and darkens, but I have not paid attention to what effects the change - temperature or humidity. The birds have fine details and look to be hand painted and then glazed. The pitcher has been done in a two-part mold and the bowl in one. Truly a fascinating set.
CONDITION: The wash set is in very good condition considering it's age and active use once upon a time - graphics excellent, bright and undamaged. The bowl has crazing inside the bowl, small paint skip on the underside of the rim and a flake on the bottom. The pitcher also has crazing and a few hairlines on the very bottom - none of which is noticeable or affect the integrity of the piece. Needs a really good cleaning.
SIZE: Very large bowl measuring 15 3/4 inches across and 5 1/4 inches, the pitcher is also nice and big measuring 12 inches tall x 8 1/2 inches from spout to handle.
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