Pearlware Blue Spatter Ware Miniature Childs Sponge Decorated Teapot Staffordshire England c. 1830
This is rare miniature spatterware or sponge ware hand decorated pearlware teapot, circa 1830. Originally part of a child’s dollhouse miniature tea service, the round lidded pitcher stands just 4 inches tall on a raised pedestal base. Applied handle with acanthus leaf terminals. It shows the influence of the Victorian love of nature and the tradition of fine hand crafted folk arts. The decoration is applied in overall cobalt blue with hand sponge work, finished with pearlware glaze.
The pot is unmarked. It is of English origin, possibly the Staffordshire region.
The teapot is in overall very good condition. A couple of fleabites on the rim of the lid, an old small chip on the foot, and no other chips, cracks or repairs. Minor firing imperfections original to the making and glaze crazing consistent with age. Light overall glaze crazing The sponged and spatter decoration is clear and crisp. A beautiful and earthy example. We are also listing a similar companion coffeepot, not a matched set but a fine complement for display. A perfect addition to any dollhouse collection or miniature pearlware display.