Silver Lustre Transferware Wedgwood Pitcher
A pretty piece of English transferware, this pitcher comes from the famous Staffordshire firm of Wedgwood. The pattern is “Fallow Deer,” in blue and white on a silver lustre background. Two of the European deer, males with their unique flattened antlers, are pictured under the spout of the pitcher, among trees and cottages. The upper rim has a band of flowers and the handle is decorated, also.
The mark printed in blue on the glazed bottom is the “WEDGWOOD OF ETRURIA AND BARLASTON” stamp that the firm began using in 1940. The pattern name is also included, which Wedgwood began adding to the mark in 1962. In 1974 the circled R (©) was added to indicate that the name Wedgwood is a registered trademark. This dates the pitcher between the years 1962 and 1974.
The 4 inch tall pitcher measures 6 inches from the tip of the spout to the far edge of the curved handle. It stands on a base 2 7/8 inches in diameter and weighs 12 ounces. In near-mint condition, with no flaws other than a bit of “shelf dirt” on the unglazed foot, this Wedgwood pitcher displays beautifully.