The pitcher in front has a molded design and painted with a sponge......the pitcher in back, which you can't see because of my wonderful photography, has a Rockingham sponge design. You can see part of two large bowls also with the sponge design.
This is a McCoy pitcher with molded design, part of the Arts and Crafts movement, it has a matching pitcher with a purple iris on it, which I DO NOT HAVE.......
Ah.....there are the two bowls!!!
Bowl with the Kings Rose pattern and another Villeroy bowl with the Virginia pattern......and in front is my very special spice jar, very old and very scarce, a real treasure for me!!!
The two bowls on the left have slip bands in two colors and feature a rolled lip. The next bowl and picther has what is called "chicken wire" sponging in three colors...rare and exciting to find in perfect condition!!!
The bowl in this corner is so difficult to see and I am sorry for that....it is so dark because of the glaze on it, the clay has a leaf pattern molded on it and the glaze is called 'flint enamel'. Powdered oxides were sprinkled on wet glaze then fired and the oxides would fuse and bleed onto the glaze and form a flowing pattern. This bowl has a lot of blue in the glaze. The first pitcher has the chicken wire sponging and the second one is Rockingham sponged.
This pitcher and colander are reproduction pieces offered by Country Living magazine many, many years ago, and are in 'mocha' pattern, the closest I'll ever get to owning real mochaware!!! The storage crock is a favorite find and has the matching lid and in great shape.
There are more pieces lurking around here on shelves, cubbies and any place with a flat surface!!! I hope you found this interesting and enjoyed my favorite collection......