This set is comprised of 4 pieces:
1- Uncovered Sugar Bowl- 3-1/2”across the rim x 4-3/4” across the centre and 3-1/2” at the base. This piece is in very good antique condition. No chips, cracks or crazing. The colours remain very vibrant.
1- Creamer- measuring 4-1/2” from the end to the pouring spout to the end of the handle x 2” across the rim and stands 3-1/2” high. It is 2-1/4’ at the base. This item is in very good antique condition. No chips, cracks or crazing. the colours remain very vibrant.
1- Water Jug with a pewter lid. The jug measures 7” from the end of the pouring spout to the end of the handle. It is 3” across the rim. It is 8” in diameter across the centre, and at the base it is 3-1/2”. It stands 6-1/4” high with out the lid. With the lid it is 6-1/2” high. With the exception of a 1” hairline crack ( please see photos) thus jug is in pretty good antique condition. The colours remain very vibrant.
The lid has sort of a spring action to hold it in place. It opens and closes as the jug is tipped-with the weight on the inside of the lid.
1- Teapot with lid. The teapot is a 4 cup (32 ounce) capacity. It is in very good antique condition. There is a tiny “chip” at the end of the spout, however it does not affect pouring at all.
The lid also has one tiny chip on the inside. The colours remain very vibrant.
***GAUDY WELSH*** is an Imari style decorated, earthenware, Made in England between 1820-1860.
This set is decorated in the Imari style, with orange/rust, red, cream and cobalt blue with gold highlights and trim. The interior and the bottoms are dark brown . No makers marks which is typical for this type or pottery. It was made quickly, and cheaply so that the common man could afford it. The teapot is done with a dark cobalt blue, and the other three pieces , although a very dark cobalt blue appear nearly black.
On the bottom of the sugar bowl there is the number 48 and the letter C in gold, nothing on the creamer, 43/L on the water jug in gold, and an indiscernible gold line on the Teapot.
This type of pottery is highly prized and collected by Americans-especially those of Welsh and Pensilvania Dutch Origin.