I thought these were really elegant. I found them at Goodwill. I just love a bargain like that. there were only three of them, but I will find a use for them.
I got these at the thrift store only 75 cents a piece. I only had 5 of these and I didn't realize until I took this picture that they aren't exactly alike. The sherbet laying on it's side has a larger pattern on it than the one standing up. But, they look so much alike I wouldn't have a problem blending them on a table.
My other item is an Ironstone pitcher. I bought this years ago at a flea market. I have always loved it and I use it for flowers or display.
I am adding some information here about what ironstone is. It often confuses people who collect exactly what is ironstone and what isn't.
Ironstone china is not porcelain; it is a porous, glaze-covered earthenware, consisting of clay mixed with iron slag and feldspar, and a small amount of cobalt. First patented in 1813 by Charles James Mason in Staffordshire, England, it was decorated with under-glaze transfer patterns. Eventually, by the 1840’s, undecorated, or white ironstone china, was being manufactured for export to the Americas. This is the white ironstone china collected today.Other related collectible china includes Tea Leaf ironstone, which is white ironstone china decorated with copper luster banding and tea leaf shaped and other variant luster motifs. Transferware is the transfer-decorated ironstone that was first patented by Mason. Flow Blue is ironstone with a blue design, either a transfer pattern or hand painted brush stroke, that has been fired in an atmosphere containing volatile chlorides which has caused the design to blur or bleed into the clear over-glaze.
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Here is a really common motif you will see on some ironstone pitchers.
My ironstone pitcher is marked Ironstone China.
My collection of transferware is also considered Ironstone China and is marked as such on the bottom.
Here is an example of Flow Blue Ironstone. Image obtained from Replacements, Ltd.
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