Staffordshire Pearlware Miniature Handleless Cup ~ Birds Nest Dog Salopian C1820
This item has been shown times.
Staffordshire Pearlware Miniature Handleless Cup ~ Birds Nest Dog Salopian C1820:
Miniature Pearlware Transferware
Handleless Cup or Tea Bowl
Staffordshire England c. 1820
This is a stunning miniature transferware cup, originally part of a child's complete tea set. The tiny Chinese shaped cup stands 1 1/2" tall on a raised pedestal base and measures 2 1/2" across the top rim. Made without a handle, as were most of the earliest tea cups. The color is a rich Salopian style black transfer, with a hand painted cobalt blue edge and pearlware glaze. The piece was impeccably potted and light bodied.
The little cup depicts a young man holding a birds nest being inspected by a girl with a dog. A tiny beaded inside edge with a bold yet delicate floral border trim finishes off the inner rim. The image wraps full round the perimeter of the cup, with a prominent seam. The decoration is very rich, with very little white space remaining.
The cup is unmarked. It was made in the Staffordshire potting egion, or possibly another potting center in UK in the early to mid-19th century. The pattern name and maker is unknown.
The cup is in only fair condition with a reglued V shaped crack, nibbles on the foot and no other chips cracks or repairs. Minor manufacturing imperfections original to the making. A picturesque 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.
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.