Our pair of antique earthenware bowls are here, just showing off their folk style floral patterns. With history, flowers, and imperfection (though not too much) - these beauties are definitely swoon-worthy.
Unmatched and made by different potters, in different countries, at different times, we are amazed with their similarity. Not sisters, really, but distant cousins.
The taller footed bowl was made in Belgium during the late 1800s. The shorter bowl was manufactured by James Reeves in England, Stoke-on-Trent, circa 1880. Hand painted with a blue sponge ware design plus a red flower inside.
Both typical utilitarian pieces that were used daily, not coveted or saved for company. Up on the auction block and waiting for a new home. 🌺
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- TWO antique hand painted earthenware bowls from the Victorian era (as shown)
Good condition with wear consistent with age and use. Both show scattered hairline cracks, surface wear, pitting, staining, etc. No significant chips noted. Hand painted in similar palette and floral style, though one was made in Belgium and one in England. Footed bowl shows paint smears of blue flower prior to glaze.
Footed bowl marked 'Manufacture Imperiale et Royale Fabrication Belge Made in Belgium NIMY.'
Shorter bowl marked 'Made in England, James Reeves, Fenton, SOT.'
Due to fragility and age, recommend use for display only. Wipe clean with damp cloth.
>> Please view pictures carefully as they are part of the description. This is truly a one of a kind, found item. Embracing its vintage beauty, this piece may contain imperfections from years of wear. These imperfections are not considered defective.
- Materials: earthenware, paint, glaze
- Color: cream with red, green, blue
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