Childs Brown Transferware Miniature Cream Pitcher
John and Robert Godwin ~ Staffordshire England c. 1835
This is spectacular toy transferware creamer or milk jug, circa 1835. Recently brought over from London, the pitcher was originally part of a complete childrens tea service. The little jug stands 3" tall and measures 4" long with a wide spout fancy handle and pedestal base.
The creamer is transfer printed in dark chocolate brown, finished with pearlware glaze. It is decorated in the scarce Godwin’s GOAT pattern, depicting a girl kneeling beside her pet goat, with a bucket beside her and a Chalet-style farmhouse in the background. The image repeats on each side of the jug. The borders are decorated with a cartouche of horses and scrolls of whimsies.
The creamer is unmarked. This pattern is sometimes found marked with the pattern name and initials JRG, made by John and Robert Godwin, a 19th century pottery manufactory in the Staffordshire region of England.
The creamer is in great condition with no chips, cracks or repairs. Wear to the foot rim consistent with age. Well potted, the transfers were printed with fine deal of attention to detail. Stilt marks original to the making; overall glaze crazing consistent with age and typical of Victorian earthenware. The jug is an excellent example of this hard to come by pattern -- a must-have for any advanced collection.
Children's transferware of this quality is quite scarce and highly sought after. Animal lovers adore the pattern!