Vintage English White Ironstone Water Pitcher Alfred Meakin
Prior to indoor plumbing, a large bowl was used for
washing face and hands and the water was carried
to the bowl with a large pitcher or ewer.
This is a wash water pitcher that measures 10." from handle
to the generous pouring lip x 7." wide x 11.5" tall
with a scalloped rim and foot ring,
an ornate handle with a thumb rest and a backstamp showing
a crown, a shield, a standing lion & unicorn
and it reads:
ROYAL IRONSTONE CHINA
ALFRED MEAKIN, LTd
...and a stamped imprint;
In Jean Wetherbee's book "A Second Look At White Ironstone"
she references Alfred Meakin as a producer of white ironstone
in Tunstall, England starting in 1875 and is still in production.
This piece dates from the turn of the century, probably early 1900's.
Very good condition.
T are two smooth surface chips
on the outer edge of the right side rim.
The larger of the two is shown in the last image.
Packaged Priority Mail shipping weight is 6.9 pounds.