Bring home a taste of the Old World. Crafted in England between 1937 and 1944, this stunning hand-crafted piece is a genuine vintage, and just a few years shy of antique. Vintage. Handmade in England.
Featuring the rare "Tintern" pattern, this stunning transfer showcases a bocolic scene in the sleepy village of Tintern, Monmouthshire, Wales. A shepherd tends his flock on the bank of the River Wye while, beyond him, rests the ancient ruins of Tintern Abbey. Founded in 1131, the Cistercian abbey was seized by King Henry VIII in 1536, following his Dissolution of the Monasteries. Find a detailed history of Tintern Abbey, complete with photos, here.
A stamp can be found on the bottom of this pitcher, reading:
'A hand engraved pattern applied under the glaze Permanent and acid resisting colour.'
As well as telling us about the handmade process of making this exquisite find, this inscription dates the piece to World War II England: more precisely between the years of 1937 and 1944 when this heading was used.
Please note, the item is marked "as is," because of some crackling and some separation of upper handle, please see pictures for details.
Pottery. Approximately 5.5"h x 5"d x 4"w.