PITCHER, "VALENCINNES" PATTERN
Height 5 inches high , width 7-1/4
White with an applied net pattern
and twisted rope handle.
Lotus Ware was developed by Joshua Poole and designed
by Heinrich Schmidt. Vey expensive to produce it was made for only four years, from 1892 to 1896. It won many awards at the Chicago World Fair in 1893.
Only 5, 000 pieces are known to exist, most of those in museums.
Reference Judith Miller Antiques price Guide 2004.
See section on American Beleek page 10.
"Lotus ware " article by Catherine S. Vodrey for the Museum of Ceramics, East Liverpool, Ohio
Marked in green on base.