Miniature pearlware ladle, c.1840

English miniature soft paste pottery pearlware ladle from set of child’s dishes, measuring 3-3/4″ long and dating from the early to middle 1800s. The two broken halves are bound together by a criss cross of thin brass wire woven through 2 tiny holes on either side of the break. Small dabs of cement in each hole help secure the repair.

I pity the small child who briefly lost the use of their ladle during what might have been a fantasy feast. And I applaud the person who came to the rescue, making the two broken pieces whole again, thus allowing the imaginary dinner party to continue!


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3 Responses to “Miniature pearlware ladle, c.1840”

  1. Jonathan Rickard says:

    Waste not, want not.

  2. gretchen says:

    so tiny! very sweet.

  3. Jackie says:

    Stunning, gorgeous, perfectly imperfect…

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