Child’s transferware cream jug, c.1840

This diminutive cream colored¬†pearlware pottery cream jug was part of a larger child’s tea set and was made in England in the first part of the nineteenth century.

It is decorated with a bat printed black transfer pastoral scene, which may have been inspired by an engraving from the same period.

Cream jug measures 2-3/4″ high.

The other side is decorated with a church scene with what appears to be fallen tombstones.

The crudely made metal replacement handle has crimped edges and a flat strap at the top, with a wrapped wire band at the base.

Another early child’s creamer from the early 1800’s is shown with its handle intact.

Photo courtesy of WorthPoint

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3 Responses to “Child’s transferware cream jug, c.1840”

  1. David says:

    Thanks Andrew. I’m really enjoying your show’n’tells.
    David Cohn

  2. Thank you, David. I am so glad you are enjoying my blog!

  3. Cheryl Lynn Bruce says:

    Dear Mr. Baseman,

    Before I could finish reading the recent NY Times article on you and your unique collection, I visited your website and immediately fell under the spell of your remarkable finds. I, too, am intrigued by the marriage of the human hand and ingenuity in all manner of art and artifacts, and have, over the years, added older dishware to my great grandmother’s few pieces.

    However, I have no rejuvenated treasures like the ones you’re finding. Do you have pickers? Do you antique exclusively? Have you ever found a piece in a run-of-the-mill thrift store? Are dealers on the hunt for pieces they suspect might interest you?

    I truly appreciate your vision and look forward to your “show ‘n tells”, too!

    Cheryl Lynn

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