Early Brown Transferware Pearlware Dometop Coffee Pot
Staffordshire, England c. 1810
This is a spectacular early pearlware coffee pot, c. 1810. It stands 10" tall to the top of the round rinial, and measures about 9" across, from the top of the spout to the edge of the handle. Bulbous body topped wtih a baseball sized domed top and standing on a pedestal base, it is decorated in the earliest of brown transfer printing and finished with a lush blue pearlware glaze. The decoration is a kaleidoscope of botanical images on both sides of the body and covering the lid. The handle and spout are also decorated, and the rim is finished with an acanthus leaf band. An exceptionally beautiful form and embellishment. It was impeccably potted and precision turned.
The coffee pot most likely hails from the Staffordshire region of England in the early part of the 19th century. The maker is unknown.
The coffee pot is in good overall condition, an outstanding example. There is a small old chip on the side of the spout and an old tight crack on the bottom and up about 1 1/2" on the lower sides, as shown in the detailed photos. There is also a small chip on the underside/inside of the lid. No other chips, cracks or repairs. It displays beautifully as is, and is sold as is, and would be an ideal candidate for professional restoration. An outstanding example of a very rare form and breathtaking pattern, offered with a reasonable reserve.