BEAUTY, STYLE AND FUNCTION! THIS ITEM IS SOLD, PLEASE LOOK AT OUR OTHER ADS.
This is a very gently pre-owned, beautiful and very elegant two-piece Victorian oval wash bowl and pitcher set painted with purple violets and white lilies of the valley, made in England. The exact circa and manufacturer is unknown, however, similar sets date between 1890 - 1920. The pitcher is painted with a spray of violets and lilies of the valley on the front with a flitting butterfly. The back has a different pattern without butterfly. The shape of the pitcher widens at the bottom. There is a raised embossed filigree pattern in the porcelain at the bottom and a center wreath ribbon pattern just below the rim of the top with a small cluster of violets in the middle of the wreath on the front. The back has the same embossed pattern without the added violets in the middle. It has a beautiful scalloped top and spout. This set comes with an oval bowl, which is not as commonplace as the round bowls most come with. There are several clusters of violets on the inside of the bowl and a larger cluster on the outsides. In my humble opinion, this is one of the prettiest sets we've come across in such remarkable condition.
CONDITION: Very Good to Excellent! There are no cracks, chips, breaks, or repairs. It has been used, therefore, some of the gold foil paint around the rim of the bowl and pitcher are worn off in areas. There is also some inherent marks in the glaze from manufacture as this set is likely hand painted, such as a smudge like mark under the pour spout of the pitcher on the front and a blue dot on the bottom front side of the pitcher. Please see pictures for details.
MEASUREMENTS: The pitcher stands at 12" tall x 8.5" wide at the bottom. From the tip of the spout to the handle is 10". The Bowl is 19" long x 15" wide x 5" deep.
As the pictures will confirm, this is truly a beautiful set that has many more years of use to grace any home, B&B, Century Home or restaurant.
Please call or email, if you have any questions or to see in person. Visit our ebay listing 270878874287 for an additional 16 more pictures for details.
Antique Porcelain & Pottery