English Pearlware Painted Brushstroke
Child's Miniature Teapot
Staffordshire c 1800
This striking miniature child size teapot was originally part of an early child's toy tea set for dollhouse play. The round teapot stands 4-1/4 inches tall with a gently curved spout and ball finial, and it measures 4-1/2 inches from the tip of the spout to the edge of the handle. It is hand decorated with earthy high temperature Pratt-type enamel colors of green, golden ochre and brown polychrome hand painted brushwork on creamy earthenware, outlined in ochre and brown and finished with pearlware glaze. A lovely whimsical example of early nineteenth century folk art.
The piece was made in Staffordshire England or possibly one of the northern potting regions c1800-1810. It is unmarked except for a painters four-dot signature. One of the earliest wares intended for children to play with, used to instruct them in proper table manners or for a playtime tea party or simply to decorate a dollhouse table. It has a sticker on bottom from the Amos Collection.
The tiny teapot in overall great condition with an old fleabite on the top edge of the base, a tiny spot of flaked glaze wear on the edge of the lid, and no other chips, cracks or repairs. A perfectly charming toy teapot, this early pearlware piece is offered as is. Elegant in its simplicity, a miniature to add to any AAFA Americana advanced collection!
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