Pearlware Miniature Botanical 35pc Dinner Set c1840 Morley Staffordshire ChildPearlware Miniature Botanical 35pc Dinner Set c1840 Morley Staffordshire ChildPearlware Miniature Botanical 35pc Dinner Set c1840 Morley Staffordshire ChildPearlware Miniature Botanical 35pc Dinner Set c1840 Morley Staffordshire ChildPearlware Miniature Botanical 35pc Dinner Set c1840 Morley Staffordshire ChildPearlware Miniature Botanical 35pc Dinner Set c1840 Morley Staffordshire ChildPearlware Miniature Botanical 35pc Dinner Set c1840 Morley Staffordshire ChildPearlware Miniature Botanical 35pc Dinner Set c1840 Morley Staffordshire ChildPearlware Miniature Botanical 35pc Dinner Set c1840 Morley Staffordshire Child

Rare Pearlware Botanical

Child's Dinner Service

Frances Morley Staffordshire, England c1840

This is a very rare miniature dinner set made for child's play or to accessorize an elegant pre-Victorian dollhouse. The color of the set is a rich sepia brown against a creamware base, finished with pearlware glaze. The set is decorated with finely engraved floral and botanical images, with peonies and other flowers in full bloom, in a garden setting, embellished with a floral and scroll border. We have not found the pattern in Doris Lechler's book "English Toy China" or Lorraine Punchard's "Playtime Pottery and Porcelain from the UK".

The set has 2 different maker's marks as shown in the photos. Most of the pieces are stamped F or FM (Francis Morley 1845-1858 Hanley Staffordshire). One piece is stamped with a hive mark and SA&Co. (Samuel Alcock 1828-53 Cobridge Staffordshire). Both companies were esteemed pottery manufacturers in the Staffordshire region of England in the early part of the 19th century. The set was a probable collaboration between the 2 companies, as both companies are known to have used this blank for childrens wares.

The set consists of 35 pieces. The set is in overall great condition with just a few minor chips and crack as described below. The set is comprised of:

Six dinner plates, 4 1/4" in diameter;

Six soup plates, 4 1/4" in diameter;

Two bread plates, 2 3/4" in diameter, one with an old 1/8" rim chip ;

Two pie plates, 3 1/2" in diameter;

Four graduated platters, 2 1/2", 3", 3 1/4" and 4 3/4" long;

One Well and Tree platter, 5" long;

Two graduated open vegetable bowls with flaired rim, 3 1/4" and 4" oval;

Two covered soup or saucer tureens with lids and underplates, 3 1/4" tall and 4" across, one with mild discoloration on the interior of the bowl;

Two covered vegetable tureens with lids, 2 1/2" tall and 4 1/2" across;

One comport or tall pedestal compote, 2" tall and 3 1/4" across, with a crack and chip on the foot/base; and

One large tureen stand, 5 1/4" in diameter.

The set is in excellent condition with only the few mentioned exceptions. Transfer wrinkles and other minor imperfections original to the making. An extremely hard to find set, a perfect addition to an advanced collection of miniature transferware. A superb example of an early miniature dinner set.

Item ID: AA1438

Pearlware Miniature Botanical 35pc Dinner Set c1840 Morley Staffordshire Child

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