Child's Red Staffordshire Transferware Dinner Service
Thomas Dimmock Staffordshire, England c. 1840
This is a scarce miniature child's transferware partial dinner set, circa 1840. The color of the set is a rich cherry red, finished with a faint pearlware glaze.
These very early pieces are exact miniature versions of the adult-sized dinner service made in the same pattern, with elaborate scalloped rims, pedestal bases and fancy shaped handles and finials. This partial set includes mostly plates and some flatware serving pieces.
The 17 piece set is comprised of: • 3 GRADUATED PLATTERS (5 1/2", 5” and 4 1/2") • 3 DINNER PLATES, 4" in diameter • 4 LUNCHEON PLATES 3 5/8" in diameter and • 6 PIE PLATES 3 1/4" in diameter, and • 1 RECTANGULAR TRAY, 4 1/4" long.
The set is decorated in the classically beautiful DIMITY pattern featuring an overall sheet print of stars and dots and a fancy scrolled border. The pieces from the set are marked with the Thomas Dimmock Pearlware insignia. Thomas Dimmock was a pottery manufacturer in the Staffordshire region of England who made adult sized transfer printed wares from 1828 - 1859. He made very few of these miniature sets in red.
The set is in great condition with no chips cracks or repairs. The set has very few of the usual minor imperfections (stilt marks, stray splotches of paint, glaze ponding, enlarged stilt marks) found in children's wares of this era, original to the making, adding to the authenticity and the naive charm. We have attempted to be 100% accurate in listing the condition issues; if you require additional detailed information or more photos, please contact us. Offered as is.
Miniature dinner sets and early table wares in red transfer printed patterns are hard to find and highly sought after in such great condition! This will make a stunning addition to any collection of children's dishes, and would also make a fantastic and unique doll house accessory.