Friday, March 7, 2014

Antique Find! Pink Lusterware

My first piece of Pink Lusterware - a huge pint mug:

Collecting lusterware is extremely popular, as porcelain collecting goes.  One could only hope to achieve the collection below:

From Kay Elliot Collection
Kay has a good blog post on collecting Pink Lusterware.   Her ability to load a china cabinet is amazing.

Pink Lusterware became commercially available around 1790.   It has an iridescence caused by firing gold that turns pink.

I love the artistic handpainting on many of the pieces.
From Designs by Cleo
A saucer with a house on it.

When you see beautiful pitchers, they tend to be Sunderland:

Sunderland seems to have more colors on it.  I think the squiggly lines filling in the open space is charming. 

The pitcher below has the detail of transferware.

Or you could luck into a lot of pitchers at an auction:

Take a look at the piles of teacups in antique shops--you never know what you will find.

I've posted a photo that has the giant mug next to a standard 8 oz mug so you can see the size.

In the mean time, I think I will sit this on my desk.   It will hold alot of pens!

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