This Myott Staffordshire earthenware sugar and creamer in the Clifton pattern is packed with cottage charm. Clifton is numbered 2447, and has a detailed band of light blue with scrolls and flourishes around the top of each piece. The bands frame baskets and cartouches overflowing with vivid red and yellow flowers with greenery. Stylized bundles of yellow wheat with black bands flank each small floral cartouche. The handle and the rim are trimmed with gold.
The wide creamer measures 2-1/2 inches tall and 4-1/4 inches in diameter. It is 5-3/4 inches across the handle and pouring spout. The matching sugar bowl measures 2-3/8 tall, and about 4-3/4 inches with the cover. It is 5-inches in diameter and 6-7/8 inches across the handles.
This set was made by Myott from about 1936 to 1959. The mark is a gold crown followed by the words "Myott, Son, & Co. England." The pattern name "Clifton" in green is followed by the word "England" again, in red. The pattern number "2447" is hand painted in gold on the bottom of the sugar.
There is a hairline crack across the underside of the bottom of the creamer handle that does not go through. There is no matching crack at the top of the handle, so this is not a repair. All three pieces show minor wear on the gold and tiny spots of wear in the design, but the colors are still clear and bright. The sugar cover does not fit securely.
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