Ewer, girls with wreath, earthenware, painted by A Pearce, made by Doulton & Co, Burslem, England, 1891-1902
A ewer, made of wheel-thrown porcelain, with an ovoid body and bearing a decoration of girls playing with a long wreath. A pedestal foot rises to an ovoid body, surmounted by a tall, narrow, flaring neck, with a flaring rim and pouring lip. A strap handle extends from the shoulder to the rim. The body is decorated with a blue and white scene of five girls playing with a long, outstretched wreath, in a garden setting of fruit trees and flower beds, with a raised floral gilt background. The lower body and shoulder are decorated with a band of blue floral designs. The foot is decorated with a band of blue and raised gilt floral designs. The neck is decorated with fruit and leaves on a pale blue background. The handle is painted dark blue. The foot, rim and handle are edged in gold.