Family Heirloom or Junk?

I have a water pitcher and basin that I find rather ugly, other than the nice skin color “crackling” on the bottom.  A “trader” apparently brought it back from Indonesia when we lived in Australia (about 1966).   It seems to be made in a popular pottery town of Burslem, England, based on the mark on the bottom that says: “The Burslem Pottery Co” (England, Spectis).  I’m not sure what “Spectis” means.

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Apparently this company made pottery from 1894-1933.

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