Staffordshire Romantic Wash Bowl and Jug ~ Abbey Ruins 1830
SUPERB BROWN TRANSFERWARE WASH BASIN AND PITCHER
ABBEY RUINS PATTERN
THOMAS MAYER POTTERIES Longport, Staffordshire, England 1826-1838
Basin 12 3/8 inches wide x 4 1/2 inches tall
Pitcher 9 inches wide x 9 3/4 inches tall
Sheep, cows, abbey ruins, incredible borders. It doesn’t get any better than this.
Spectacular condition with a touch of discoloration inside the bottom of the jug. Evidently locked in a cabinet for almost 200 years. Serving pieces of this quality don't come along often, and the contrast and composition is especially beautiful in this rich brown color.