On offer is a pearlware leaf dish with a blue transfer print of a version of the willow pattern. The dish is light as expected for this early period and would date from about 1810 to 1825. Depicted is a temple tower, a boat nearby, and a pair of birds as is usually seen with this pattern. These were made starting in the 18th century to hold small items or sweet meats on the dinner table. There is relief molding of the leaf veins and pooling of the bluish pearlware glaze in many areas as expected.
Dimensions; The dish is 5 5/8" from stem to leaf tip and 5 3/8" from side to side. The height is 1 9/16".
Condition: Very good. There is a tiny repair to the leaf tip on two spots as shown. There is some crazing to the glaze, also as shown. Otherwise, there are no chips, cracks or restoration. The print is clear and the glaze is smooth and unworn. These usually have several chips to the delicate tips.
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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