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Clementson Bros.

Clementson Bros. "Buttercup" Antique Pitcher English Transferware

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The decorative design for this very large, heavy transferware pitcher was registered in 1892 to Clementson Brothers, who were manufacturers of earthenware at the Phoenix and Bell Works in Hanley, Staffordshire. This gorgeous pitcher has elegant brown transfers of buttercups, not only on both sides but under the handle and on the inner spout, as well. The body swells out, melon style, with four grooved panels. It measures about 12 inches tall at the spout, from spout to outer edge of the handle is 9 1/2 inches and it's almost 8 inches across the belly. It weighs just under four pounds and is in absolutely pristine condition--no chips, no cracks and no hairlines. There is a small area on the upper edge of the handle where the glaze missed and there are some tiny brown marks there; there also is a tiny lump of clay on the inner bottom from the manufacturing process, but that's it. This pitcher appears to have been sitting on a shelf for over 100 years.

Joseph Clementson became the owner in 1839 of the Phoenix Works and in 1856 purchased the Bell Works. He retired in 1867 and his four sons Francis, Joseph Walton, Matthew and John continued the business, renaming it Clementson Brothers. The business continued with that name until 1916.

The brown mark on the bottom is one used by Clementson Bros. starting in 1891, a phoenix rising with "CLEMENTSON BROS. ENGLAND BUTTERCUP {the pattern name}" printed below that and then, in a rectangle, "Rd No 200684," which dates the registration to 1892.

If you love transferware china, this spectacular pitcher is perfect for you.

© Linda Henrich

PYH 4285

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