For sale is this lovely 'spongeware' tea bowl and dished saucer hand-painted from the 19th Century circa 1850-1900.
- The pottery tea-bowl and saucer has an impressed mark with anchor to the base of the dish (shown in the images) with an unclear word (Perhaps LONDON) above it.
- This mark is similar to one noted as stamped in the same fashion on a blue sponge-printed plate within the *Scottish Highland Folk Museum, Kingussie.
- The pottery is decorated with a simple and effective repeat 'Persian rose' pattern*, stylised floral design hand-painted.
- Pink / red with green leaves and dark stems, around the dish, around the bowl and with a single flower and stem in the base of the cup.
- The bowl and saucer is in good condition with age-related wear (crazing, marks etc) to both but in good solid shape considering a 130+ years of utility.
A very decorative 19th Century vernacular item in good condition ready for a new home.
*Kelly, H.E., Dorothy, A.A. & Kowalsky, D.E. (2001) Spongeware 1835-1935 Makers, marks & patterns. Schiffer.
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