A Staffordshire Historical Dark Blue Transfer Printed Sugar
Bowl in the 'STATES ' Pattern made in the 1820's. A beautiful deep
dark blue, this pattern is also known as the 'America and Independence Series'.
The pattern always has the ribbon motif bearing the names of the original
15 states around the borders, but the centers have a variety of different
views along with the portrait of Washington.
A rare item to be found in this early pattern it was made
by James & Ralph Clews, Cobridge, Stoke-upon-Trent, Staffordshire England
A collectors label remains on the underside of the
base and the lid. We put an ultraviolet light on this and it does
fluoresce, so it has had professional restoration in it's past 180 + years.
It has been reglazed, one side of the bowl and the lid have a slight
uneven feel to the texture of the surface. There are no visible cracks, chips
or hairlines. Still displays handsomely.
Size: 7-3/4" across the handles - 5-5/8" high - 4-1/2"
A very pretty piece of antique Historical Dark Blue Transferware
in a very collectible pattern!