Antique Copper Lusterware Pitcher

Bidding Supports: Nashua River Watershed Association (Groton, MA)

Item Number
539
Value:
$30 USD
Online Close:
Dec 2, 2022 1:00 PM EST  –  Bid Extension

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Description

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.