Childs Ironstone Dolls Dinner Set Soup Tureen
Late Spode Staffordshire, England c 1870
This is a wonderful miniature child's 4-piece dinner set soup tureen, circa 1870. Comprised of a base, lid, undertray and ladle, the tureen is 4-1/2 inches long, with a 3-1/2 inch ladle, decorated along the rims in a country blue trailing vine of heart shaped flowers. In Doris Lechler’s book ‘English Toy Dishes’, the pattern is referred to as COPELAND HEARTS.
The set was made by W.T. Copeland (late Spode), a pottery manufactory in the Staffordshire region of England in the mid-to-late19th century known for its fine transfer printed ceramics.
The set is in great condition especially considering it has been well played with by generations of children. A small chip inside the rim of the tureen base, and no other chips cracks or repairs. There is a transfer wrinkle, kiln dust, stilt marks and other typical making flaws original to the making, adding to the authenticity and the naive charm. Sold as is.
Copeland's miniature tea sets and early toy table wares are hard to find. The soup tureen will make a stunning addition to any collection of children's dishes, and would also make a fantastic and unique doll house accessory. We have also listed other early toy table and tea wares. Mix and match for a lovely display!