Fine Staffordshire Pearlware Tankard ~ BOYS FISHING ~ Med Blue Transferware 1820
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A Large Staffordshire Pearlware Medium Blue Transferware Tankard c1820~ Boys Fishing ~ Woman and Toddler Beneath a Tree ~ 4 3/4" high ~ 4 1/4" in diameter across the lip This transfer pattern scene is illustrated in Coysh & Henrywood's 'Dictionary of Blue & White Printed Pottery 1780-1880 Vol. 1' on page 53 on a washbowl with an impressed maker's mark Brameld. Brameld was started in Yorkshire in 1806 by Hartley, Greens & Co, after 1826 known as the Rockingham Works.
The scene of the fishing boys is wrapped around the back showing a mother? and small child under a beautiful large tree. It has an applied handle which is plain at the top but the bottom is foliate with curled endings. The handle has a long strip of flowers printed down the outside.
The same flower pattern border seen in the washbowl is printed here on the inside rim.
I've seen this scene printed on other shapes; washbowls and pitchers, mugs, dog dishesand a toilet box but never plates or dinnerware.
This is in superb condition with a nice ring when tapped on the rim, there has never been any damage or restoration. All the surfaces are smooth; there is one tiny ding in the footrim which is glossy and glazed over, the pearlware glaze is pooled and a perfect blue on the bottom. This is a very lovely rural scene for ... read more