“Bacchanalian Cherubs” saucer, c.1830

Blue & white transfer printed pearlware pottery saucer, showing a group of inebriated cherubs picking grapes.┬áMeasures 4-3/4″ in diameter.

Made in England by Patterson & Co. in the early 19th century.

Marked on the bottom with the number “84″ in blue, but without a maker’s name.

Saucer was repaired in the 19th century and is now held together with one dozen metal staples, including some of the smallest examples I have ever seen at 3/8″ long.

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