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hi my mother has a antique jug, we are trying to find out about the marking meanings, age, history, origin and value. The marking at the botton says  GL&SL with also marks. Please see the pictures and contact me if further info is required.


 


Looking forward toi hearing from you.

Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Appraiser Alan AOA C replied 3 years ago.
Hello Nick,

My name is XXXXX XXXXX I have been asked to assist you. I am a Certified & Licensed Insurance Adjuster, USPAP compliant Appraiser currently Accredited by AOA Appraisers, and an IRS Qualified Appraiser. It will be my pleasure to put my expertise, library and resources, and experience in the field to work for you.

JustAnswer has just sent me your question regarding your Antique water Ewer. Thank you very much! The pictures I need to see is the one of the G.L. & C.L.
I can see the G can you send me a full shot of it please thank you, Alan.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hi Alan,


 


thanks for getting back to me. Find attached the pictures, I hope you are able to see it clearly. This jug has been passed out from the family.


 


Looking forward to hearing from you.


 


Best wishes,


 


Nick


 


Customer: replied 3 years ago.

hello alan, markings read G &S not GL

Expert:  Appraiser Alan AOA C replied 3 years ago.

Hello Nick, Thank you for the pictures and the additional information

 

your piece is called a Water ewer pitcher. It was made during the years 1871- 1885 I would say this was made on the early end of the 1870’s time they used the mark G&S. This was made by the then called Grove and Stark Longton Pottery company of Stoke on Trent pottery district in Staffordshire, England. Here is the history for you of the company that made it; http://www.thepotteries.org/works/longton/palissy.htm

It was at this time the English pottery companies located in the Stoke on Trent pottery districts were imitating what was popular and that was pieces coming out of the Orient from China and Japan. Yours is a replica of a piece coming from Japan out of the Satsuma pottery district that is located here;

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/b9/Provinces_of_Japan-Satsuma.svg/574px-Provinces_of_Japan-Satsuma.svg.png

http://gotheborg.com/marks/graphics/jap_ceramics.jpg

They even went to the trouble to put the Japanese family clan mark of a cross in a circle on it to fool people into thinking it was a piece of pottery from Japan notice it is at the top of this seal of the Japan family clan of pottery makers located in Satsuma called the Shimazu;

http://gotheborg.com/marks/bild/1331_fullsize.jpg

The technique of applying what is called Moriage in japan of dotted jeweled beaded enamel is a Japanese technique idea that the Europeans stole from the Japanese and started using as it became popular the vessel ewer design is a European one the Japanese in turn started coping the European style handles and did the same thing to sell as exports to Europe in the late 1800’s to compete. Here is a link showing different styles of porcelain pottery from Japan around the same time period called Moriage for you to see. Nippon translates into Japan in the English language.

https://www.pinterest.com/darloves/nippon-porcelain/

Your ewer is made of jeweled beaded enamel on Hard Paste porcelain in an oriental style design. Your antique ewer water pitcher pottery piece made by Grove & Stark circa the 1870’s with heavy jeweled beaded enameling has a market value of 245 – 368 GBP. For insurance replacement purposes I would place a value of; 535 GBP on it.

Please copy and paste the links the site is acting up and I cannot post live links at this time.

I hope this is the information you were looking for! If not, or you would like to know more, please reply. If I have taken care of all your needs, please make sure to rate my answer for my compensation and to close out the question.

I try to always provide Excellent Service, so if you have any other items, just say Hello Alan at the beginning of your new question and I will get with you there as soon as possible. Thank you very much!

Sincerely,

Alan

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hello Alan,


 


Thank you for the information, just one more question how can we be sure its a replica


 


kind regards


 


Nick

Expert:  Appraiser Alan AOA C replied 3 years ago.
Nick, sorry about the post not having active links. It is not replica this is an antique. It was made in the oriental style it is a original piece made by Grove & Stark they just made it to look oriental it is not a copy it is an original.


I hope this is the information you were looking for! If not, or you would like to know more, please reply. If I have taken care of all your needs, please make sure to rate my answer for my compensation and to close out the question.



I try to always provide Excellent Service, so if you have any other items, just say Hello Alan at the beginning of your new question and I will get with you there as soon as possible. Thank you very much!



Sincerely,



Alan

Expert:  Appraiser Alan AOA C replied 3 years ago.
Thank you for the Positive Rating Nick! It is much appreciated.

If you have anything else that you would also like my assistance with, please make sure to request me by name "Alan" in your next question and I will be glad to help!

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