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HELP! Blue and White Planter
I have a blue and white planter and I’m looking for one to match it. Can you help me identify it and determine where I can find a match?
had to crane my neck a bit but I'm almost sure this is an English transfer print.
Thank you. Have you seen this shape before? Do you know where I might purchase another blue and white planter just like it???
Cory, welcome to the forum, I would be hard pressed to think this as Chinese or even Asian in origin. It looks to me to be a bit of Victorian English Staffordshire transfer pot. One of the smart people might have a better idea.
I see one of those people has voiced their thoughts. I have seen this shape (or some thing similar) often at antique shops, fairs, and the like. Keep a keen eye out while antiquing, you will find one of similar shape, but to get the shape and image on one pot might be a bit harder.
I can only echo the wisdom of Ron and Birgit.
I dont know where you are located. However you may wish to look at ebay under:
Antique English blue and white planter
Similar to yours but not exactly the same are available depending on your location.
It might be an idea to start by trying to identify the pattern. Are there arny marks or numbers on the base?
I think there are websites that can help you with this; there are certainly some that have message boards where you may find further help. Once you know the pattern, you may find the possible maker and be able to locate sellers/stockists of old blue and white china who may be able to help you locate something very similar, if not the same.
If the name of one of the websites I am thinking of come back to me, I will post them here.
www.blueandwhite.com may be useful.
Maybe these will help as well.
This is interesting, maybe to several of us:
If those aren't useful, try looking up the names of individual transferware manufacturers such as Wedgwood, Ridgeways etc. For England, this may help: www.thepotteries.org
This is definitely a transferware planter, it could be English. It may even be a modern reproduction by Spode or similar. I’ve seen these items stamped “Victoria Ironstone” or similar and some are indeed reproduced in China. It’s difficult to tell without seeing the base/inside. It’s modelled on the shape of antique jelly moulds.
It looks great with orchids!
Nic, yes, Victoria ironstone, China is shipping those (and others) by the container load. I have a wash bowl labeled as such, what a mess the transfer is, over laps at the edges, far to much bleeding of the blue but for $10 Canadian ($7.50 U S) it is decorative. This may very well be in the same vain, I have never seen this shape or pattern though, or should I say yet.
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