This small pitcher or creamer, made in England during the Victorian era is indeed lustrous. Lusterware is a type of pottery or porcelain with a metallic glaze that gives the effect of iridescence. These pieces were popular before electric lighting brightened dim gas or candle lit rooms. The iridescence would give off a comforting soft glow. Lusterware has been around for thousands of years, but English potters in the 1800's perfected techniques to make this pottery available and affordable to a wider audience.
Pitcher measures 5" high, x 5" at widest point, and 2 1/4" at the base. Condition is near perfect with no chips, or cracks.
Item Special Note
Price is based on item pick-up at the NRWA River Resource Center at 592 Main Street in Groton, MA. Shipping is available upon request; buyer is responsible for additional costs of shipping and handling.