Rare Pearlware Staffordshire Covered Sauce Server with Ladle
ZOOLOGICAL SKETCHES ~ LEOPARD + FOX + SHEEP
Job Meigh & Son Potteries Staffordshire England c.1820
This is spectacular black Staffordshire transferware serving tureen, c. 1820. It measures 7 1/2 “ long and 5 ” across x 5 1/2 “ tall. It was impeccably potted and finely transfer printed in a rich and intense bittersweet black, with a pearlware glaze, gadrooned edge and scalloped rim.
The base and cover each have bold borders with 4 birds along with lavish flowers and a butterfly. The cover has a Leopard Cat, the base has two Foxes and the Ladle has two Sheep at rest.
It was was made by Job Meigh and Sons, c. 1820, and is part of the elusive the Zoological Sketches series. The series features different wild animals and other exotic creatures on each form.
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