Three miniature creamware Plates, English, circa 1790-1800

These three charming miniature creamware plates are likely to have been made in Staffordshire or Yorkshire. The flat bases are without foot rims.

The second half of the 18th century saw a rise in the popularity of the dollhouse amongst members of the middling sort, and appropriately sized pottery and porcelain items were made to fill them. These Baby Houses were not intended for children to play with, but regarded as almost a microcosm of the owner’s home, aspirations and rank.


Condition: No damage or restoration, just minor potting, glazing and firing flaws, including kiln speckling and unevenly applied glaze. Minor glaze wear.

Dimensions: Diameter 5.5 cm