Exquisite Early Pearlware Creamer
MILKMAID with COW & SHEEP
Davenport Longport Staffordshire England c 1840
This early transferware creamer or milk jug stands 4 inches tall. Originally part of a complete tea set and coffee service, made of creamy earthenware transfer printed in sepia brown with the blue ponding of pearlware glaze. It has a wide spout and turned foot. The handle is decorated with a floral motif and the rims are hand painted with ochre enamel paint.
The central image features a milkmaid milking her cow, a bucket and stool in hand, with recumbent sheep relaxing on the hillside. The image repeats on both sides of the jug.
The creamer was made by Davenport, one of the Staffordshire potteries located in Longport England in early to mid 19th century. The piece is marked with a DAVENPORT backstamp.
The creamer in great condition, with a bit of roughening on the foot but no chips, cracks, or repairs. The transfers are clear and crisp with intricate detail and whimsical styling. It will make a gorgeous addition to any collection of cows on early brown transferware. Offered as shown.
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