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Pitcher depicts on one side a mother and child, on the other

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Pitcher depicts on one side a mother and child, on the other a cherubic angel blowing a horn with babies surrounding both sides. The spout and handle are both detailed as well as all the art work. The bowl has 12 indention with floral bundles above them. The pitcher measures 10" high and 23" around. The bowl measures 14" across and 6" high. The only markings are on the bottom of the bowl and simply read "BDS".
Category: Ceramics and Porcelains
Condition: Excellent
Medium: porcelain, ceramic, milk glass??
Distinguishing marks: BDS
Size and dimensions of this item: 10X15
Weight: 9lbs (both bowl and pitcher)
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Antiques
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Expert:  Nora replied 1 year ago.

Hi,

This is a Victorian style wash pitcher and bowl that actually dates the 3rd quarter of the 20th century. It was done by a home or hobbyist ceramicist, who would have ordered the design as a mold then created the pieces by making their own pottery mix, gkazing and firing the pieces too. The initials of the person who did this set are BDS, however, they cannot be used to traced to the full name of the person. The chip on the bowl does reduce the value significantly and in addition, the market is very flat on wash bowl and pitcher sets. The high value on today's market is $25 - $45 for the set.

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