1820's Blue & White Transferware "Spode Italian" Pearlware Pot Lid

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#AD343 Antique Blue Italian Pearlware Italian Pot Lid-Incised 148


This is an early Georgian era pearlware pot lid cover of an English pot or container made in the early 19th century. It depicts a partial scene of one of Spode's most all time popular "Blue Italian" Pattern scenes. It has an early 19th century 148 stylishly incised by hand mark on reverse.

This is pearlware at its best and in beautiful condition, a clean white/blue tinged  pearlware lid. Pearlware pottery is an earthenware dating from 1774-1830. It's a lovely soft glossy pottery with an overall faint blue/grey tint derived from a touch of cobalt blue in the glaze. This cool blue tinge gives a whiter china appearance than the earlier yellow creamware. 

The Blue Italian pattern, although made by Spode initially, was copied by other Staffordshire potteries such as:
W.T. Copeland & Sons
Zachariah Boyle & Son
Pountney & Allies
Wood & Challinor
John Mare
and Stubbs (a close variation)

Click to see condition in close up and movable views. It is beautiful with light blue tinge, as seen in photos. Victorian advertising pot lids and their containers are very collectible in the antique bottle and advertising world, and this is a beautiful old graphic piece of blue and white pottery. We do not know if it is unmarked Spode, or another maker.

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Size: 3.75 inches in diameter, inside rim a tinge over 2.5 inches in diameterdebra clifford antiques     Welcome! We have a 100% approval policy. Also visit Debra's other 2 sites: Ancestorville, with thousands of early signed vintage lost family photos of the 19th century for genealogy, and Vintage Poster Works, a vintage antique advertising site. email Debra with any questions here. We proudly use recycled packaging when we can.

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