Victorian Child's Blue Aesthetic Transferware Teapot
SANA ~ FALCONER
Charles Allerton & Sons Staffordshire England c. 1890
This is a wonderful child's transferware teapot, circa 1890. Originally part of a complete children's tea service, the little eight-sided octagonal pot stands about 5 1/2" tall to the top of the finial with a square applied handle.
The decoration is transfer printed in a bright and cheery sky blue. The piece depicts an Oriental harbor scene with men and boys playing with a pet dog and a falcon along the shore. Combining a Chinoiserie motif with the design influence of the Aesthetic Movement, the pattern is a delightful tribute to the Victorian love of nature and the exotic.
The teapot is unmarked. The pattern has been referred to as SANA. It was made by Charles Allerton & Sons, a pottery manufacturer in the Staffordshire region of England who was well known for his whimsical children's tea sets.
The piece is in very good condition with a tiny old shallow chippie on the underside of the spout, as shown in the close up photo, and no other chips cracks or repairs. There is no steamhole in the lid indicating the lid was intended for a matching sugar. The teapot displays beautifully, a great example of naive and whimsical early wares!