Fabulous English White Ironstone Wheat Embossed Pitcher

Fabulous English White Ironstone Wheat Embossed Pitcher

WONDERFUL!!

Hard to Find 9" Size

English White Ironstone Wheat Embossed Pitcher

by E. & C. Challinor, c1860s

It's easy to see why this gorgeous pitcher with its harvest theme would have appealed to the American farm family of the 1860s. The pattern name is "Wheat," and it was produced by many Staffordshire potteries after the immense success of Elsmore and Forster's Ceres Shape. This pitcher was produced by E. and C. Challinor, and I've pictured the black printed mark that appears on the bottom.

The pitcher is a size that is difficult to find in English ironstone, standing 9 3/8" tall. It probably served as a milk pitcher during the Civil War era, and it would have graced any table!

This pitcher is absolutely beautiful. It has a very broad, oval shape with vertical melon ribs, and a pretty scalloped top rim that has an embossed ribbon border which ends in little curls on each side of the spout. The wheat stalk embossment originates from the handle and stretches around both sides w it nearly meets under the spout. The pitcher is in excellent condition! T are no chips, cracks, stains or repairs. T is fine overall crazing. On the very bottom rim, t is wear that resulted in a small spot of flaking. This is pictured close
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