Early Child's Transferware Pearlware Miniature VINE AND BERRIES Staffordshire England c. 1835
This is a stunning early transferware platter, c 1835, originally part of a complete miniature children's dinner service or dollhouse accessory. The platter measures 4 1/4" and the third measures 5 3/8" long and 4 1/4” across, scalloped rims and pearlware glaze.
Beautifully potted, to the standards usually only seen in full-size Staffordshire table wares, the set is transfer printed in a bright and cheery sky blue, decorated with a delicate overall trailing sheet print of berries or hopberries on a vine.
The platter is unmarked. The pattern is found in the Milbourn book Understanding Miniature British Pottery & Porcelain (p. 109) where it is attributed to William Hackwood, or its successor Cockson & Harding one of the fine potteries in the Staffordshire region of England c 1835. The British dealer that I bought this piece from thought that might have been made in Wales by one of the obscure Welsh potteries.
The platter is in great condition with no chips cracks or repairs. A shiny surface with no utensil scratches. The reverse side has a kiln kiss and there is a bit of glaze ponding on the front and other typical manufacturing imperfections, original to the making. A wonderful platter to complete your service or display in the finest blue collection.