Coming to you from Doc's Crocks is this rare Blue and White Spongeware Pitcher and Bowl in the Drape and Tassel Pattern. It is also called the Fir Tree Pattern for the decoration's resemblance to upside down fir trees.
Dating around 1890 to 1910, this set is rare. I have have only seen this example in all my years of collecting.
The pitcher has a graceful form with scalloped rim, sloped neck, bulbous and paneled body that narrows to a prominent footer, and a fancy handle. It is decorated with an embossed drape with four tassels going all the way around that are accented with blue sponging. Stands 11 1/4" tall.
The bowl features ten panels with 5 embossed tassels sponged in blue alternating around the edge. Measures 3 3/4" tall and 15 1/2" wide.
Excellent Condition. The pitcher has a few very small nibbles around the outside edge of the rim and spout as shown. Otherwise as made. The bowl has a few small nibbles around the outside edge of the footer as shown. Otherwise as made to include a narrow glaze skip on the top edge (closeup 1), and a 1 1/2" drying line on the other side of the top edge (closeup 2)-- both in the making.
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At the time of this listing I have 5 pieces of this set as shown in the last photo