English Pearlware Child's Miniature Milk Jug FLOWER BASKET Staffordshire c. 1790
This striking miniature children's creamer or milk jug stands 2 3/4" tall with a wide mouth spout and bulbous middle. Hand decorated with high temperature Pratt enamel colors: olive green, cobalt blue, ochre and brown, polychrome hand painted decoration on creamy earthenware, brown and ochre slip outline on neck and squiggles on the rim and arrows down the spout, painted with a flower basket and sprigs of flowers. Finished with pearlware glaze. An outstanding example of late 18th or early 19th century folk art.
The piece was made in Staffordshire or possibly Leeds or Yorkshire in England. Typically it is unmarked. A very early antique ceramic creamer intended for children to play with, used to instruct them in proper table manners or for a playtime tea party or simply to decorate a dollhouse table.
The tiny creamer is in very good overall condition with a well executed invisible professional restoration to the spout, a minute fleabite on the edge of the spout and no other chips cracks or repairs. Stilt marks on the foot, a dot of kiln dust on the body of the jug and other very minor imperfections from the making, adding to the authenticity of the piece and mentioned just to be picky. A wonderful early miniature, perfectly elegant in its simplicity in a stunning earthy pattern -- a fine miniature to add to any AAFA Americana advanced collection. Offered as is.
Item ID: AA1819
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