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Judith I should be most grateful if you could look at this

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Hi Judith
I should be most grateful if you could look at this item for me. It was sold to me as very old creamware pot. It is as light as a feather.Measures: approx. 5 cm high and 9.5cm across.
Condition: Apparently there has been some restoration to a section of the painting at sometime, it is extremely well done and is not detectable. No makers mark Best wishes Sue

Hi Sue,

This is a lovely piece! When you hold it up to the light and hold your hand behind it, can you see the shadow of your hand through the pot?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi Judith
It is incredibly fine but I can't see my hand through it Sue

Okay - so we can rule out eggshell porcelain.

The piece is creamware or some similar earthenware. It appears to be in great condition, too. The only detriment I see are the repair and the inability to identify the maker.

It is apparently English, and dates to circa 1830 - 1850.

If your pot and cover are in perfect condition, the current retail (replacement or insurance) value of this item is approximately GBP300. If you were to sell it, you could expect to get the fair market (private sale or auction) value of approximately 40$ of the retail amount, or GBP120, depending on location and actual condition.

I hope this answer has been helpful to you, Sue.

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Thank you so much!

Best regards,


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Thanks for your positive rating, Sue!