Offered is a creamware warming dish with a yellow glaze and enamel decoration of leaves and grapes that would date from the 1820's to about 1830.
The form is a silver shape and the hollow inside was used to contain hot water to keep food warm. Both sides have a handle with one having a side entry spout through which water could be poured in and out and the other having a simple leaf support for the handle. This is one of the less common type of serving pieces as not all dinner sets had them. The yellow glaze was a very popular overall ceramic covering in the US during the federal period.
Dimensions: The diameter is 9 1/2" or just under 11" from handle to handle. The height is just under 2".
Condition: Good. The main issue that can be seen is a slightly raised line on the back that appears to be a restoration of a type done in the past. I have tried to show that with the dish held at a certain angle to the light in the last photograph. Possibly a repair to a hairline with some overspray to the back. Otherwise, there are no chips, cracks, and no apparent other restoration. The colors are good and neither handle has any chips, paint loss or damage. The over-all surface is uniform though not quite as smooth as usual excellent glaze.
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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