ROYAL STAFFORDSHIRE OLD PEKIN PORCELAIN COVERED SUGAR BOWL
Floral Transferware Ironstone
A vintage covered sugar bowl made
of ironstone from the Old Pekin line from Royal Staffordshire
Set your tea or coffee service apart
from the rest with this lovely covered sugar bowl from Royal
Staffordshire. This English company continues its tradition
of porcelain excellence with this sugar bowl from the Old Pekin
collection. The bowl has a removable lid, lovely octagon construction,
and brown on white floral patterns with handles on either side.
Ironstone is used as a component in
some ceramics, commonly known as "ironstone china". Josiah Wedgwood
also manufactured a "stoneware" china in the 19th century. It
was commonly used for heavy-duty dinner services in the 19th
century. Charles James Mason (son of the potter Miles Mason)
took out a patent for "Mason's Ironstone China" in 1813. Ironstone
china was very popular during the 1970s.
With the top, this ironstone piece
is 4 1/2 inches tall with a base 3 inches in diameter. It weighs
This item is in very good condition.
Its floral decoration is bold and vibrant, and there appears
to be no cracks, chips, or crazing. The only issue, and it isn't
much of one, is there is residual glue from old stickers on
the item, although these can removed with a quick application
of Goo Gone.
This covered sugar bowl is a great
addition to anyone's tea service and would also work well as
a display piece.
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