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This extra large ornate pitcher and wash basin was made by Admiral VP Co. almost 100 years ago, in Ohio Valley, where a lot of American Semi-porcelain (or ironstone) was produced in the late 1800s into the early 20th century. It has some embossed scallop designs on both pitcher and basin, and gold detailing on pitcher rim and handle, and gold band around collar as well. It is in great vintage condition for its age, with some substantial fading of the gold on handle, lots of fading on rim, but most remains on collar. There’s lots of crazing throughout, and some peppering all over. The basin is in good vintage condition as well, but there are some manufacture flaws: large stained glaze skip on inner rim being most obvious, flea bites, peppering throughout, and some post manufacture scuffs of grey on rim (see photo 4 & 5). No chips or cracks!
Bottom of pitcher reads “Admiral VP Co.” and bottom of basin reads “Brooklyn”. That doesn’t necessarily mean they’re not original to each other, but I’m not 100% sure, but patterns on both seem to coordinate well.

Maker: Admiral VP Co
Date: Late 1800s to early 1900s
Condition: Good vintage: some manufactures flaws, faded gold detailing
Material: Semi-porcelain/ ironstone
Size: Large oversized pitcher and basin set


*This is an oversized heavy piece that requires lots of packaging, and shippin price reflects only actual shipping costs. I factored the shipping when pricing this antique item!
*Overpayment of shipping will be by $1 or more wil be refunded!
* I love to combine shipping!

Antique White Ironstone Pitcher and Wash Basin, Admiral VP Co. Made in USA


Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1800s
  • Materials: ironstone, pottery, semi porcelain
  • Only ships within United States.
  • Feedback: 60 reviews
  • Favorited by: 3 people