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Pitcher and basin set

Staffordshire, England



Pitcher, 13-5/8 in x 9 in x 8-1/2 in; basin, 5-1/8 in x 14-1/4 in (dia)


Transfer-printed white earthenware

Credit Line

Historic Odessa Foundation, The David Wilson Mansion, Inc.

Accession Number



"Gypsy" is the pattern identification mark printed on the outside bottom of each object.

Condition Notes

The pitcher has a chip in the top of the foot below the handle.


Ex coll. Mrs. E. Tatnall (Mary Corbit) Warner


A large, molded, baluster-shaped hexagonal water pitcher with suitably thick handle and body accompanies a water basin or bowl with six faint ribs on the inside.  Both are decorated with identical transfer-printed designs entitled “Gypsy” and printed in light blue.  The image shows two figures at a campsite in front of a small tent-like hovel.  An old tree is in the foreground, and three cottages are in the background.  An oak-leaf vine framing the picture has filigree around the outside.  The images appear on both sides of the pitcher and in the center bottom of the basin. 

A lidded soap dish and liner with the same provenance are almost certainly part of the original ensemble of objects for washing (see accession no. 2013.202).