- Pattern: Oriental Gardens
- Made in Japan
- Antique/Vintage: 1920’s – 1930’s
- Details: This is an absolutely beautiful example of polychrome transferware. This condiment set is a dream come true for transferware and vintage ceramic lovers. This pattern is known by some as “Willow Brown Polychrome Transferware”, a variation on the popular Blue Willow. It is hand colored underglaze in translucent pink, green yellow and blue. Made by Brown & Richie, (we have seen this company spelled as Brown and Ritchie, however, the backstamp that contains the company name spells it Richie, without the T, so that’s what we believe to be correct). We have acquired many pieces in this pattern, all in estate condition, see additional listings for “Oriental Garden” if interested. The condiment set looks to be perfect for a breakfast setting, it includes: Salt and Pepper Shakers, a Syrup Dispenser with Lid, one Condiment Jar with Lid (Jelly/Jam Jar) and one Condiment Jar without Lid, all housed in a square holder/tray with a pretty ceramic handle (handle can be removed from tray), a total of 9 pieces. We think the condiment jar with the missing lid is perfect for Splenda or other sugar/honey packs, or to hold spreaders or small spoons. We also carry the creamer and sugar if you’d like to complete the breakfast set. We offer a 15% shipping discount with the purchase of more than one listing in the Oriental Gardens pattern. There is no backstamp on some of these pieces, but some retain their original blue Japan label. A lovely set, ideal for a Blue Willow lover who’s looking to add a variation to their collection. Displays beautifully!
- Materials: Earthenware
- Dimensions: Square Holder/Tray: 1.5 inches Tall and 6.0 inches Square. Handle (can be separated from holder): 6.0 inches Tall and 2.5 inches in Diameter (base). Syrup Dispenser with Lid: 3.0 inches Tall, 6.5 inches Long (spout to handle), and 2.25 inches Wide. Salt and Pepper Shakers: 2.5 inches Tall, 2.25 inches Long and almost 1.0 inch Wide. Condiment Jar with Lid: 2.75 inches Tall, 3.0 inches Long and 2.0 inches Wide, Condiment Jar without Lid: 2.5 inches Tall, 3.0 inches Long and 2.0 inches Wide.
- Condition: Antique – Used. Excellent Antique Condition. There are no spoons on this set, we think originally the square condiment jars had their own spoons. The Salt and Pepper Shakers are missing their stoppers. There is lots of crazing all around, acceptable in this type of early 20th century pottery glaze and being this old, perfectly acceptable. Please review all pictures and make sure you love this item before purchasing, we can’t accept returns. Please remember these are VINTAGE and ANTIQUE items, they are NOT new. Every effort has been made to show any scratches, wear and imperfections.
- Shipping is included, (continental US only), unless otherwise noted. This item ships Priority Mail and Insured for your protection. AK, HI and International shoppers will see additional shipping based on your location.
Not much is written about Brown & Richie Ltd. They were a small pottery located in Staffordshire England that specialized in polychrome transferware. They created several series of historic and Oriental patterns, we believe they created the patterns and made the porcelain but perhaps had the art work done by Japanese artisans in Japan, which is why some of these pieces have the Japan blue label. Staffordshire is a region that was, (and still is), home to many English porcelain makers so when you hear about Staffordshire Potteries, you know it is the industrial area encompassing the six towns, Burslem, Fenton, Hanley, Longton, Stoke and Tunstall, that now make up the city of Stoke-on-Trent in Staffordshire, England. The area is well known for “Blue Ware” a porcelain design that originated in Staffordshire.
Polychrome is the process of applying several colors by hand. Making multicolor (polychromatic) transferware was an expensive, time consuming combination of hand painting machined designs. The process was abandoned in the 1930s. Makers continued the popular scenic transfers in the more cost effective single color (monochromatic) process.