Antique English Imari Pitcher Water Jug Cobalt Blue & Oranges Late 1800s England
Incredibly RARE patterned Antique English Imari Pitcher Water Jug decorated with Cobalt Blue & Orange fruits - Dates from the mid to late 1800s and was manufactured in England. There is an English Registry Mark on the bottom, but due to the glazing I cannot make out the symbols on the mark. Note the ornate dolphin handle! Condition is very good for a piece this age - No chips, but there are two "spider" style fractures - one on the very bottom of the piece and one on the bottom of the body (please see all photos). There is also a teeny spot of orange missing from one orange.
These flaws do not detract at all from the grandeur of this stunning and rare piece! Please enlarge and view all photos provided as they represent this item very well! Pitcher measures roughly 12" tall and 9" wide.