Miniature Childs Transferware Dinner Service GREEN TRELLIS SEAWEED Copeland & Garrett Staffordshire England c. 1830
This is an early childs miniature doll earthenware miniature dinner service. It is transfer printed in green. The form and miniature size is typical of early Spode, Copeland (late Spode) and Copeland & Garrett dollhouse and childrens table wares. The pattern is illustrated on page 36 of Maurice and Evelyn Milbourn’s book ‘Understanding Miniature British Pottery & Porcelain.” The pattern is referred to by the Milbourns as ‘TRELLIS’. According to Lynne Sussman’s reference treatise titled Spode / Copeland Transfer Printed Patterns Found at 20 Hudson's Bay Company Sites (in Canada), the actual pattern name in the Spode factory pattern books is ‘SEAWEED’. The bases are marked with the backstamp of Copeland and Garrett (1833-1847) in the Staffordshire region of England. The highest quality miniature transferware, suitable for adult tastes and standards.
The set consists of 22 pieces as follows:- • 3 x 3 inch plates • 6 x 2.5 inch plates • 2 x 3 inch soup dishes • square covered vege tureen with lid 2.75 inch square • open vege bowl, 1 inch tall, 3.5 inches long • 3 graduated platters, 4.75 inches, 4.25 inches, and 4 inches long • soup tureen with lid and undertray, 3.5 inches high, 4 inches long, and • small tureen with lid and undertray, 2.50 inches tall, 2.75 inches long
The set in great condition with no chips cracks or repairs. Stilt marks and typical minor firing imperfections original to the making and wear consistent with age. A superb example of a very rare miniature pattern, earthy quirky and uniquely charming, a naive and playful piece that would have been treasured by a lucky child over 150 years ago! Children's folk art transferware of this quality is quite scarce and this pattern is especially rare and sought after. This delicious little piece will make a special addition to any collection of children's wares, and makes a perfect gift to a veterinarian, farmer, zoologist , dog trainer or other animal lover!