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Please send photos of the pitcher and one clear, close-up one of the marks on the bottom.
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Also, how tall is the pitcher?
Your excellent photos did arrive.
True Bristol Delft is 18thC.
An 18thC Bristol Delft pitcher would sell for $900-1100 if in excellent condition.
However, your piece is a 20thC reproduction of this 18thC pottery.
The reference to W Moore Binns refers to an early 20thC author who wrote the book
The First Century of English Porcelain in 1906. The date 1747 most probably refers to a style described by Binns in his book. It is most certainly not the date your pitcher was made.
Several firms made copies of old British Delft patterns from the 1930s-1970s. These were primarily Pountney & Co, Ltd, A G Richardson & co, Ltd and Portmeirion Potteries, Ltd.
Your 20thC copy was most probably made 1930s-1950s. The effort to make it look older is seen in the style of the letters on the bottom.
The old 18thC design is lovely.
My research indicates your pitcher would have a retail asking price of $110-125.
Online auctions like eBay generally bring wholesale selling prices.
If you would like to sell close to retail , some ideas are:
The internet has your largest audience of buyers. Place small ads on these sites or set up your own small store on these sites.
Etsy.com - small fees - 20 cents to list plus 3.5% final price.Artfire.comBonanza.comAmazon Marketplace: http://services.amazon.com/content/sell-on-amazon.htm/ref=footer_soa?ld=AZFSSOA
These sites are excellent and more upscale but fees are higher. I only recommend them if you have several items to sell.GoAntiques.comRubylane.comTias.comcyberattic.comtrocadero.com
A private seller to a dealer or at auction can expect 30-60% of retail value.
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