Antique Victorian Art Nouveau Wash Basin and Water Pitcher, rare to find the two together these days, as most often the basins are gone. This set is even more exciting, as it has the soap dish with cover, a small rinsing pitcher, and a covered chamber pot. And...then there is that color! PINK. Made by W H Grindley, England. The design has elegant floral swags tied with ribbons. The color goes from soft petal pink to almost a deep cerise. Stunning!
Used in every Victorian household, the pitchers and basins were for washing, after the maid brought warm water upstairs. When not in use, the pitchers sat inside the basin. This is so pretty, it does have the grace and patina of time as shown in the photos - a fissure in the bowl, and a chip under rim, a chip on the chamber pot cover. A charming set, in good antique condition. Picture this filled with your antique heirloom towels spilling from the bowl, or filled with a luxury bouquet of pink roses, on display in all its decorative glory. Measures: Pitcher: 11-3/4" x 8"; Bowl:18" x 16-1/2" x 5; Soap:7-1/2" x 6-1/2" x3-1/4"; Chamber Pot: 12" x 9-3/4" x 7-1/2".