Antique Victorian Graniteware Water Pitcher or Tankard Pewter Handle Spout & Top
Description: Beautiful antique colorful graniteware water pitcher or tankard. The pitcher has a round flat base with straight rising sides topped with a pewter top having a hinged lid, a spout with lid and an attached handle. The hinged lid has a finial and the spout has a hinged lid. The bottom of the piece has a silvered brass or copper edge designed to keep the enameled bottom from touching the floor. The pitcher is obviously made of enameled metal and the exterior has a floral design on a blue background showing a repeating pattern throughout. The interior of the tankard is white and is very clean. The bottom of the pitcher is also white in color. The piece is unmarked and is in great condition. The handle is decorated with a flower at the top end and if straight shaped as opposed to being rounded. A very colorful and different piece, which would display nicely in your collection. Please carefully review the photos presented as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: Uncertain but most likely mid to late 19th century.
Origin: Purchased at an estate sale in Southeastern Pennsylvania.
Size: The Pitcher is ~10 3/8" high to the top of the finial with the base being ~4 3/4" in diameter, and the pitcher is ~9" at its widest point including the spout and the handle. The pitcher weighs about two pounds and 11 ounces.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: A nice antique graniteware water pitcher, which would display very well in your collection.
Condition: This pitcher is in very good used condition. It is clean with no breaks, cracks, or repairs. The exterior shows a few spots with minor loss of surface coloring and some minor scratches but truly nothing of concern. The interior is clean and intact. The metal edge of the base shows some losses of the silvering exposing the brass/copper under it, but again is minor and does not distract from the quality or beauty of the piece. The hinges are intact and the lids work as they are supposed to. A great Victorian graniteware water pitcher or tankard t add to your collection. Please view photos for additional condition information.
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