Purple Transferware Dual Handled Sugar Bowl Jar Rural Scenes Farm Bee Skep
Brand Royal Staffordshire
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PURPLE TRANSFER WARE TEA CADDY / SUGAR BOWL
Royal Staffordshire Clarice Cliff
Here is one of my favorite patterns ever...Rural Scenes or Pastoral Davenport by Royal Staffordshire.
This dual handled sugar bowl could easily double as a candy dish, tea caddy or for small trinkets or office supplies. It depicts a farm with cattle grazing in the yard, pigs in the foreground and a boy feeding chickens. There is a huge thatched English birdhouse to the left and a covered barn with hay in the back, closer to the house. The border is a stunning blend of berries intertwined amongst greenery and 4 insets of farming tools....very unique and different from most borders which consist of florals or geometric designs. The lid has a shell/fan shaped finial knob. This is one of the most beautiful scenes on transferware ever!
Measures: appx 3 1/2" high x 5 3/4" handle to handle
Condition: No chips or cracks, some crazing which is commensurate to age, and some minor browning on the back of the platter.