Small delicate blue and white porcelain lidded pot with hand painted designs that are a precursor to willow ware. The piece is china export for the early American Federal period.
Hand potted small porcelain pot with an applied handle that comes with a matching porcelain lid. The pot is thinly potted. You can feel and see the potter’s wheel mark rings under the glaze. The pieces have been painted with a nice dark blue under glaze cobalt in a design of islands, mountains, pagodas and a willow tree. The lid matches the body design. The lid and mouth of the pot are unglazed. The foot is cut, unglazed and shallow. The base is glazed. The glaze feels smooth, and looks shiny.
There are no marks or labels.
3 ¼” (8.3 cm) tall x 3 ¾” (9.5 cm) diameter. Weighs 4.5 oz (130 g)
The only damage is a chip on the mouth. You don’t see the chip when the lid is on. There are no cracks or breaks. The glazes are bright and fresh.
A small blue and white pot to add to a collection of early American porcelain or to add to a collection of blue and white. The painting is very fine and detailed.