Rare Pair of Miniature Flow Blue Toy Pie Plates
GREEK KEY BORDER
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 just 2-1/2 inches across with a panel rim and footless bottom. This is the smallest size made in English toy wares. They are lushly decorated with dark flow blue with a bold Grecian Key and checker board border motif finished with blue ponding of pearlware. The plates date to around 1820 and have no maker's mark. Attributed to Charles Meigh in Staffordshire region of England. The set was finely potted with great attention to detail.
The dishes are in overall very good condition with a roughed flake on each plate (probably stilt marks from the making) and no other chips, cracks or repairs. Glaze pooling and other typical minor imperfections original to the making...glaze skips, kiln dust, underglaze gouge, 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.