Pitchers, late 18th-early 19th century

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Pair of barrel-shaped pitchers of porcelain made in China for the export trade. Each pitcher has a small spout at the upper rim, and a double-twisted branch or stem handle centered on the side opposite the spout. The handle's joints to the body are masked by low-relief applied foliage. No foot is visible. Painted around the rim is a blue border. Centered on each side is a circular wreath with a simple polychrome motif inside which may be related to an heraldic crest: a brown bird perched on a green branch above blue water.
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