Pitcher and Wash Bowl Basin, Queensware

Jun 01, 2021. 11:39 UTC
Pitcher and Wash Bowl Basin, Queensware
rhonda
United States of America

Acquired from
Auction House

For sale
Yes
Description

This is a beautiful tan pitcher and bowl with yellow flowers. The pitcher measures nine inches tall by 10.5 inches wide. The basin is17 by 17 by 3 inches tall. There is a smal hairline crach under the spout of the pitcher that is about two inches wide.

Dimensions

Provenance

unknown

Answered within 14 minutes
Jun 01, 11:52 UTC
By Delia

Fair Market Value

$200 - $300 USD

Suggested Asking Price

$300 USD
What does this mean?

Hi Rhonda,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.
Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:

A vintage Wedgwood Queensware parcel gilt earthenware wash basin and pitcher set
English, mid/late 19th Century
Comprising a bulbous pitcher with daffodil decoration, shaped rim and gilt accents, together with a circular basin with daffodil decoration, marked underneath, all with a cream ground and tan ombre glazing
Pitcher: 9 inches tall, 10 1/2 inches wide;
Basin: 3 inches tall, 17 inches diameter
CONDITION: hairline crack under the spout of the pitcher that is about two inches wide.
PROVENANCE: acquired at auction
$200-300*
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.

Please let us know if you have additional items to appraise, and thank you again for using Mearto.

Rhonda guess Jun 01, 19:42 UTC

Hello Delia:
Why does Queensware lack a Wedgwood stamp or mark? And does the estimate take into consideration that it has a two-inch harline crack near the spout or lip underneath. I wonder if restoration is worth it.
Thanks for your quick assessment.
Rhonda

Delia Jun 02, 11:38 UTC

Rhonda,
Thank you for pointing out the crack, which I happened to miss as I read the description and didn't notice in the photos; I've updated the description and value.
I don't know why Queensware does not have the Wedgwood mark.
Not many people use these any more, functionally; rather they are decorative and often used to put dried flowers in etc. The value would increase to $300-500 if it were repaired but I don't know if you could find someone to fix it well enough for a low enough price to be worth it.

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