Staffordshire Spongeware on Pearlware, Peafowl Pattern c1835
Beautiful peafowl spongeware done on pearlware. Our two saucers are deep. They were made to be used with a handleless teacup. Pour your tea into the saucer and drink it from there. This method helped cool the tea.
Our larger saucer has a diameter of 5 7/8" and stands about 1 1/4" tall. Impressed 22 on the bottom, quite worn down. There is discoloration and some age crackle on the bottom, but nowhere else. The smaller saucer is a dainty 4" diameter and stands about 15/16" tall. There is a tiny mark on the bottom which may have been a signature character, or it may be a glaze splotch done in its making. Hard to tell. A very few, small spots of age discolor, mild and vague. Two lovely early saucers filled with vim and vigor. They display beautifully.