Staffordshire Childs Blue Sugar Box Sucrier
Benjamin Godwin Staffordshire England c1830
This childs size sugar box or sucrier was originally part of an early childs tea set. The lidded sugar stands 3-1/2 inches tall on a raised base with an inset lid and flower finial. Transfer printed in a soft country blue with pearlware glaze.
It is decorated with the image of a pair of peacocks. The peafowl is standing on a plinth and the cock is opening his tail to woo her. The border is decorated with a repeating vine trellis and sunflower edging. The image repeats on both sides of the base. The sugar is marked with the pattern name PEACOCK and the initials of the maker Benjamin Godwin in the Staffordshire region of England in the early 19th century. The pattern is illustrated and discussed in Lorraine Punchard’s book “Playtime Pottery & Porcelain from the UK & UK”.
The piece is in great condition, no chips cracks or repairs. Wear to the edges consistent with gentle prior use. Typical early 19th century manufacturing imperfections – stilted foot rim, transfer misses. A gorgeous tea set befitting the finest dollhouse or child’s tea party. Peacocks are very pretty in blue!
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