Offered is a staffordshire pearlware three piece tea set in the boat form from about 1810. The decoration consists of a salopian underglaze transferprint of a Chinese house scene with a blue enameled rim. These scenes copied Chinese porcelain and were popular at that time. The prattware pigments used on pearlware allowed for the print to be applied directly to the bisque body before the glaze was applied thus requiring just one kiln firing instead of two. The pieces are light and there is bluish pooling of the glaze as expected. The lid for the sugar has a steam hole and was a teapot lid but is in the same pattern and fits the sugar
Dimensions: The teapot is 5 3/4" high to the top of the handle and 10" long from handle to spout. The sugar is 4 1/2" high to the top of the finial and 5 3/4" long from side to side. The creamer is 3 1/2" high to the top of the handle and 5 5/8" long from handle to spout.
Condition: Very Good. There are no chips or cracks and no restoration. The print is sharp and clear, the glaze is smooth, unworn and shiny except for some slight rubbing to one side of the handle of the creamer as shown. Appearance is great.
Early period antiques are quite old, were made to be used, and frequently have signs of age and use and sometimes a small manufacturing flaw or repair. While this is normal and to be expected, I note any known issues in the condition description.
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18th and 19th Century English Porcelain, Transferware, Pearlware and Other Interesting Pottery
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