LIVERPOOL LEEDS OR STAFFORDSHIRE ANTIQUE POTTERY PEARLWARE MINIATURE "TOY"
TEABOWL & SAUCER SETS (PAIR) C.1785-1800
attractive and finely potted pearlware miniature "toy"
teabowl and saucer sets with distinctive Liverpool style hand painted
blue and white decoration - more usually found on 18th century
Liverpool delftware and porcelain. Similar items were made by the Leeds
Pottery and in Staffordshire. Two special antique pottery
rarities. Enjoy!" Antiques Expert Hamilton Bear.
examples of pearlware dating from circa 1785-1800. The distinctive
decoration with tadpole leaves and barb-hook ends is a feature found on
Liverpool tinglazed earthenware and it is most probable therefore that
the pottery was also produced locally.Attribution
both to and within the Liverpool factories is subject to recent review
and debate and must be accepted in good faith. Miniature items - "toys"
from children's play tea sets; have not survived in any great quantity
from the eighteenth century in pottery or porcelain. They are more
commonly found as Staffordshire pottery of the 1820's.
width saucers 92 mm max. height teabowls 34 mm max. and
32 mm max.
Very good general condition for display. There is a very faint fine
short glaze hairline to exterior rim of one saucer that shows with a
magnifier. The other saucer has one flat shallow rim chip, light in
colour. To one teabowl, a similar flat rim chip and fine short hairline
from rim. The remaining teabowl has just a tiny 'firing' chip to inside
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