Childs Green Staffordshire Transferware Tea Set
Thomas Dimmock Staffordshire, England c. 1840
This is a scarce miniature child's transferware tea set, circa 1840. The color of the set is a rich and earthy forest green, finished with a faint pearlware glaze.
These very early pieces are exact miniature versions of the adult-sized tea set made in the same pattern, with pedestal bases and fancy shaped handles and finials.
The set is comprised of:
• TEAPOT with lid, 4” tall, 6” long;
• SUGAR with lid, 3 1/2" tall, 4” across;
• CREAMER, 2 1/2" tall on pedestal base;
• TWO CAKE PLATES, 5 7/8” in diameter;
• FOUR CUPS, 2” tall; and
• FOUR SAUCERS, 4 1/2" in diameter, and an extra saucer for good measure.
The set is decorated in the classically beautiful DIMITY pattern featuring an overall sheet print of snowflakes stars and dots and a fancy scrolled border. Some of the pieces from the set marked with the impressed monogram of Thomas Dimmock, a pottery manufacturer in the Staffordshire region of England who made adult sized transfer printed wares from 1828 - 1859. He made only a few of these miniature tea sets.
The set is in overall exceptional 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. The condition is outstanding considering the age of the set and use by generations of children. Offered as is.
Miniature dinner sets and early table wares in green transferware 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.
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