|John & Richard Riley (1802-1828) 13.25 inch washbowl and 10.75 inch high (to the top of the handle) wash jug. The pattern is known as "Feeding Chickens."|
I watched "Gone With The Wind" last night on PBS. I read the book in the summer of 1958, when I turned 14, and saw the movie the same year. I loved it. I have seen the movie five times since then. Last night, I wasn't so enthralled by the movie. Scarlett seemed pig-headed and shrewish, and Rhett was way too old for her. I really felt Rhett did the wrong thing when he deserted Scarlett, Prissy, Melanie and her newborn baby to join the Rebel army. What seemed romantic when I was young, just looked negligent and self indulgent to me now. However, I digress. I saw something in the movie that I hadn't see before. In the scene where Melanie is having her baby, Scarlett picks up a circa 1820s blue transferware wash pitcher to get some water. She lifts it out of a large washbowl. The pitcher and bowl get about three minutes of time in the three hour movie, but I was riveted to them. I wish I could identify the pattern. Oh well. I will have to show you my pitcher and bowl instead.
|John & Richard Riley (1802-1828) 13.25 inch washbowl and 10.75 inch high (to the top of the handle) wash jug. The pattern is known as "Feeding Chickens."/Notice the outside of the bowl is printed with the border pattern.|