Pearlware Childs Transferware Teapot
Benjamin Godwin Staffordshire England c1835
This childs or doll size teapot was originally part of an early childs dollhouse tea set. The teapot stands 4-1/2 inches tall to the top of the flower finial. It measures 7-1/4 inches from handle to spout. Transfer printed in a rich country red with pearlware glaze, 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 rim is decorated with a repeating lacey garland border trim.
The piece is marked with the pattern name is PEACOCK and BG the initials of the maker by Benjamin Godwin in the Staffordshire potting region c1835. The pattern is illustrated and discussed in Lorraine Punchard’s book “Playtime Pottery & Porcelain from the UK & UK”. (pg 31)
The teapot displays perfectly and is in overall very good condition. It has had professional (museum quality) restoration to the handle and underside of the collar, both undetectable except upon close inspection. No other chips cracks chips or repairs. Typical early nineteenth century manufacturing imperfections. A splendid child size teapot befitting the finest dollhouse or child’s tea party. Sold as is and as described.
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