Early Red Transferware Childs Dinner Set
VINE AND BERRIES
Staffordshire England c. 1835
This is a stunning miniature transferware dinner set, circa 1835, originally part of a complete miniature children's dollhouse dinner service. Festive Christmas Red, transfer printed with ripe red berries or cherries on a vine.
The set comprises:
• Soup tureen with underplate, 3 inches tall, 4-3/4 inches long (no lid, small chip on foot);
• Lidded sauce tureen, 3-1/4 inches tall, 3 inches long (nibble on foot);
• Handled open vegetable tureen, 1-1/2 inches tall, 4-1/2 inches long (small chip on foot, hairline below one handle);
• Compote or comport, 1-3/4 inches tall, 3-1/2 inches long (flake on edge);
• Gravy pitcher, 2-1/2 inches tall, 3-1/2 inches long;
• 7 platters, 4 @ 5-1/4 inches long, 3 @ 5/3/4 inches long;
• 4 dinner plates, and
• 3 pie plates (1 flake on edge)
The set is unmarked except for a tiny tally mark. The pattern is found in the Milbourn book Understanding Miniature British Pottery & Porcelain (p. 109). The pattern is attributed to William Hackwood, or its successor Cockson & Harding one of the fine potteries in the Staffordshire region of England c 1835, though other manufactories in the northeast region made miniature wares of similar form and quality in the same pattern.
The set is in great condition with only the minor issues described above, and no other chips cracks or repairs. The transfers are precisely placed with only minor smudges, irregularities and typical manufacturing imperfections, original to the making. Children's transferware of this quality is quite scarce, this wonderful and festive dinner set is a pocket size work of art to display in the finest dollhouse! The perfect stocking stuffer!
We have also listed other early children's transferware this week, fresh from our recent UK buying trip. Let us know if you have any questions or if you would like to see additional photos.
Red Transferware Childs Dinner Set VINE AND BERRIES Staffordshire England c1835
$638 $750 SALE