Staffordshire Childs Tea Set c1840 Dimmock CELTIC Green Transferware - image 1 of 13

Child's Green Staffordshire Transferware Tea Set
Thomas Dimmock Staffordshire, England c. 1840

This is a scarce miniature child's transferware tea set, circa 1840. The color of the set is a rich and earthy forest green, finished with a faint pearlware glaze. The set is decorated in a classically beautiful Celtic pattern featuring a Celtic influenced infinity border and center sunburst.

These very early pieces are exact miniature versions of the adult-sized very complete tea set made in the same pattern, with pedestal bases and fancy shaped handles and finials. The set is comprised of:
· TEAPOT with lid, 4" tall, 6" long (nibble on underside of spout tip, chip inside lid);
· SUGAR with lid, 3 1/2" tall, 4" across (chip inside lid;
· CREAMER, 2 1/2" tall on pedestal base (nick on foot rim);
· WASTE BOWL, 2 1/2" tall, 4 1/4" across top rim;
· FOUR CUPS, 2" tall; and
· FOUR SAUCERS, 4 1/2" in diameter.

Many of the pieces from the set marked with the impressed monogram of Thomas Dimmock, a pottery manufacturer in the Staffordshire region of England who made adult sized transfer printed wares from 1828 - 1859. He made only a few of these miniature tea sets. The pattern is not shown in Lechler or Punchard's reference books, but the blank is identical to Dimmock's Dimity tea set.
The set is in great condition with only the minor exceptions mentioned above. Stilt marks on the foot rims and a glazed over firing separation on a cup handle, original to the making. Typical glaze crazing; discoloration only inside one cup. No other chips cracks or repairs. Very few of the usual minor imperfections. We have attempted to be 100% accurate in listing the condition issues; if you require additional detailed information or more photos, please contact us. The condition is outstanding considering the age of the set and use by generations of children. Sold as is, as shown.

Miniature dinner sets and early table wares in early transferware patterns are hard to find and highly sought after in such great condition! The set will make a stunning addition to any collection of children's dishes, and would also make a fantastic and unique doll house accessory.

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Staffordshire Childs Tea Set c1840 Dimmock CELTIC Green Transferware

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