Antique 18th or early 19thC Staffordshire Blue Transferware Pearlware Pickle Dish Sheep
Antique, late 18th or early 19th century Stoke Upon Trent blue pearlware transferware side handled pickle or relish dish in unknown pattern, possibly Minton, Davenport or Wedgwood. It is not uncommon for early Pearlware pieces to be unmarked. Pearlware is a type of earthenware that became popular during the late 18th century. The glaze on pearlware is plain white with a hint of blue. Josiah Wedgwood, who began selling pearlware in 1779, was inspired by Chinese porcelain to create this iconic pottery. Pickle dishes are difficult to find pieces.
Measures: 5 1/2" x 5 1/4" x 1 3/8" deep
Condition: Lower tab has a small chip which I only noticed upon very close inspection as I was listing this. There are three shallow flakes around the underside of the rim, one was glued back in place. These do not show from the front/top. Very light staining as shown in close up with grazing sheep above. Crazing.