Rare Pair of Miniature Flow Blue Toy Cheese Plates
EXOTIC CHINESE BIRD
Charles Meigh Staffordshire England c. 1820
This pair of rare miniature toy cheese plates was originally part of an early childs or doll house dinner service.
The plates measure 2 5/8" across with a 10 sided panel rim lushly decorated with dark flow blue, the image of a Chinese or Asiatic bird possibly a dove or pheasant sitting on the bough of a tree, dark embellished printed border finished with blue ponding of pearlware. The plates date to c. 1820 and have no maker's mark. Attributed to Charles Meigh in Staffordshire region of England. Finished with a detailed bamboo border trim. The set was finely potted with great attention to detail.
The dishes are in overall very good condition with no chips, cracks or repairs. Glaze pooling and other typical minor imperfections original to the making...glaze skips, kiln dust, tiny brown underglaze spot, and the like. These flow blue miniature pieces are getting to be so hard to find. These little gems are pocket size works of art, a great example to add to your flow blue or childs miniature tableware collection. Offered as is.