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