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Blue Staffordshire Childs Teapot Beehive Bee Skep Urn 1840 Ridgway Pearlware For Sale
Miniature Pearlware Transferware
BEEHIVE ~ INDUSTRY
William Ridgway & Co Staffordshire, England c. 1840
This is a stunning miniature transferware teapot, originally part of a
child's complete tea set. The squat lidded pitcher stands about 4 1/4" tall on
a raised pedestal base and measures about 7 1/2" from the tip of the spout to the edge of the fancy dolphinlike handle. A stunning lily flower finial. The color is a rich cobalt blue with a pearlware glaze. The piece is
impeccably potted and light bodied.
The little teapot depicts a beehive or beeskep buzzing with activity, in the
center of a lavish flower garden with an urn of flowers. A tiny sawtooth on the
edge and a bold yet delicate floral border trim finishes off the inner rim. The
beehive repeats on each side of the cup and again on the inside bottom. The
decoration is very rich, with very little white space remaining.
The teapot is unmarked except for a printed daisy tally mark. The pattern was
made by William Ridgway, a pottery maker in the Staffordshire district in the
early to mid-19th century. We have also seen a nearly identical pattern marked
with the backstamp of William Adams. The pattern name is Beehive.
The teapot is in great condition with fleabite nibbling on the tip of the spout, and no chips
cracks or repairs. Only minor manufacturing imperfections original to the making.
An excellent example, and a glorious addition to any collection.
We have listed a nice variety of early Staffordshire transferware and
children's wares this week, and are happy to combined shipping of multiple
purchases. We are pleased to offer FREE domestic (USA) shipping with this purchase.
Please send us an email with
any questions or if you would like to see additional photos.
Thank you for offerding!
International Buyers – Please
Note: Most of our merchandise is over 100 years old, and we mark our
international parcels “antiques – over 100 years old”. US and International
government regulations do not allow us to mark merchandise values below value
or mark items as "gifts”. Import duties, taxes and charges, if any, are not
included in the item price or shipping charges.These charges are the
buyer's responsibility. Please check with your country's customs office to
determine what these additional costs will be prior to offerding/buying.