A pair of oval creamware Dishes or Stands, English, circa 1780
This elegant pair of oval creamware dishes is likely to have been made in Staffordshire or Yorkshire, although creamware of this type was also made in the North East of England. In addition to a pierced border of hearts and diamonds, both dishes have moulded decoration in the form of a rope twist-rim and scalloped cavetto. The flat bases are without foot rims.
Condition: Dish 1 – A few minute abrasions and also minor manufacturing flaws, including a small kiln touch to the rim and a tiny scorch mark to the glaze. Two small areas with typical crazing to the lead glaze. Dish 2 – Manufacturing flaws, including three kiln touches to the rim, one of which resulted in a small chip, probably as the result of the removal of kiln furniture. Minor abrasions and two short hairlines from the pierced decoration to the cavetto. Small patches of very light discolouration.
The dishes display very well together.
Dimensions: Length 27.7 cm; Width 22.8 cm
Ref. See Bonhams, London, The Tom Walford Collection of British Pottery, 18 December 2012, Lot 62, for a creamware basket and similar stand attributed to the North East.