POLYCHROME TRANSFERWARE WASTE BOWL or CAFE AU LAI BOWL
1863 - 1875
This Victorian 5 5/8 inches wide x 3 inches tall waste bowl is transfer printed in black and enhanced with polychrome hand painting under glaze. This form was used to put the dregs or used tea leaves into while having afternoon tea.
The pattern features a golden luster flower chain to the inside rim and a well of Hawthorn Blooms. The outside is a wreath of dense Hawthorn Blossoms and lovely painted foliage. The pattern displays the Victorian eras love of nature.
Condition is great. Clean shiny and bright. A small line to the interior possibly in the making, so small you really have to look.