A vintage or antique pitcher with a possible imari design

Jan 18, 2021. 12:03 UTC
A vintage or antique pitcher with a possible Imari design
United States of America

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The pitcher is 8.25 inches tall and 4.125 inches wide and deep. This was purchased at an antique store several years ago. The condition is fair to good because there is a hairline crack that is about three inches inside the pitcher.



Answered within about 10 hours
Jan 18, 21:48 UTC
By Delia

Fair Market Value

$30 - $50 USD

Insurance Value

$80 USD
What does this mean?

Hi Rhonda,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.
I can't find that mark in any of my marks books but this looks like English Ironstone in the Imari palette. Pretty common and without the crack it would be worth $80-120; with the crack, you might get $50 on a good day
Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:

An English Victorian Ironstone water pitcher
Unidentified pottery, mid/late 19th Century
The slightly lobed body with branch-form handle, the body decorated allover in an Imari style, marked underneath.
8 1/4 inches tall, 4 1/8 inches diameter
CONDITION: with a three-inch crack near the top
PROVENANCE: purchased at an antique store
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.

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