Victorian Crown Devon "Lune" Biscuit Jar

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  • Item Category: Ceramics
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Nov 24,2008
  • Channel: Online Auction

This is a Victorian style Crown Devon biscuit jar made in England. The bottom says "CROWN DEVON" at the top, with "S.F. & Co," "STOKE ON TRENT," and "ENGLAND" below that. T is a picture of a crown with "LUNE" and "No. 600413" below the picture. T is some writing in marker also that appears to say "0410" or "0710" and a "1" below that. The lid and handle appear to be either brass or silver plated (it is definitely tarnished). The floral pattern on the porcelain is made up of some gold metallic and non-metallic paint.

T is a fine crack along the bottom (see picture of bottom) and a fine curved crack extending from under the top rim to about halfway down the side. The piece still feels very solid, so it doesn't feel like it's going to easily fall apart from handling it. It has been packed and also displayed like this several times over the years with no problem. I am unable to tell whether or not either of the cracks has been glued at some point.

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This piece is from approximately the year 1913, as per an International Ebay auction I found of a different piece from the same collection (I have had trouble finding information about this pattern collection online, so this is the only information I have found that would tell me approximately how old it is).

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