Childs Gaudy Welsh Flow Blue Tea Set Trio
Charles Allerton & Sons Staffordshire England c 1890
This is a handpainted childs doll house tea set trio c 1890. The earthenware bodied set is decorated with a hand painted abstract motif in traditional Gaudy Welsh Flow Blue palette with iron red oranges and pink lustre rimes. Decorated with a fanciful design typically called OYSTER. This design is very striking with a strong Japanesque influence capturing the Victorian fascination with the exotic far east. The set includes a cup, saucer and plate. The cup stands 2inches tall. The saucer measures 4-1/4 inches in diameter. The plate measures 5-3/8 inches in diameter.
The set was made by Charles Allerton & Sons, a pottery manufacturer in the Staffordshire region of England who was well known for his fanciful children's tea sets. The pieces are marked ‘Staffordshire England’ and some pieces have a lustre painters mark. The pattern name OYSTER, a traditional name given to this traditional decorative folk art motif.
The set is in very good condition, with a nick on the foot of the saucer and no other chips cracks or repairs. The workmanship is haphazard, which is one of the reasons many people collect it...not fine china, and not meant to be; it was made for children and probably considered disposable. There is runny glaze and little bumps and dips and kiln kisses and glazed over edge frits original to the making. The naïve and hasty style adds to the folksy charm. A great childs set to display or use -- add it to an existing collection or buy it as a starter set, sold as is.
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