Charles Allerton & Sons
Staffordshire, England c. 1890
This is an exquisite miniature child's transferware teapot, circa 1890. Originally part of a complete child's teaset, the rare octagonal shaped pot is transfer printed in a birght sky blue. It stands about 5" tall to the top of the finial on the lid.
The teapot features a noble stag or deer standing in a meadow surrounded by mountains. This beautiful scene is framed by an aesthetic background of flowers, ferns, scrolls, a sailboat in the moonlight and a smattering of geometrical whimsies wrapping around the outside of the pot and leaving very little white space. The image repeats on each side of the teapot.
It was made by Charles Allerton & Sons, a pottery manufacturer in the Staffordshire region of England who was well known for his whimsical children's tea sets. The pattern is known as "Stag". It is unmarked. The pattern is commonly associated with Allerton's pattern number 750.
The teapot is in great condition, apart from two tiny glaze flakes off the tip of the spout and one teensy glaze flake on the rim. No other chips, cracks or repairs. There are stilt marks, original to the making, adding to the authenticity and the naive charm. Offered as is.
Miniature aesthetic transferware is hard to find and highly sought after, especially in this whimsical pattern, which is cherished by nature and animal lovers! This will make a wonderful gift for any collector of children's dishes.
We have alot of other Allerton teaset pieces featuring Little Mae with her dog and pets, and have other patterns available in stock in red, blue and brown that we would be happy to make available for sale upon request. Let us know if you would like to know more about them.
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