English pearlware tea bowl & saucer, transfer printed in brown with the "Exuberant Flowers" pattern. The decoration is enhanced with painted green, yellow and ochre high temperature underglaze colours - the typical ‘Pratt’ decoration. Both the teabowl and the saucer have an ochre coloured line to the rim, either in recognition of earlier Batavian rims or more likely in attempt to simulate gilding.
There is an unusual central brown geometric circular pattern with white dots and dentil border on each item. The dentil border is repeated around the outside of the tea bowl rim. The "Exuberant Flowers" is a pattern with pairs of large anemones, chrysanthemums and stylized roses and rose buds. These flowers are arranged, two by two around the centre of the saucer and the outside of the tea bowl and interspersed with leaves. There is a further narrower band of the same flowers on the inside of the rim of the teabowl.
This lovely antique item dates from around 1795 to 1805 (circa 1800) , the end of the 18th century to very early 19th century when George III was monarch on the throne at the time.
Item condition: Good antique condition. The tea bowl has a small chip to the rim and is chipped to the foot rim with an associated crack. The saucer has two tiny chips each with short associated crack. Some minor glaze crazing and discolouration. no restoration, Please see the images.
This is a great antique item to add to any collection of tea bowls and saucers, unusual transferware, antique English late 18th century to early 19th century, Georgian Pratt ware or pearlware.
Tea bowl height 2 1/8 inches ( 5.3 cm)
Tea bowl diameter 3 3/8 inches ( 8.5 cm)
Saucer height 1 3/8 inches ( 3.5 cm)
Saucer diameter 5 1/4 inches ( 13.3 cm)
Total weight 206 grammes unpacked.
Transferware Collectors Club Database record number 9915
Transferware Collectors Club Database record number 16696