Item/Description: Vintage ca 1920s-1960s unique, novelty “Charles Dickens Literary Characters”-themed design/motif transferware-decorated two (2)-piece covered stoneware butter crock/cheese crock
***The following famous (and some infamous) characters/personalities from the literature/literary works of Charles Dickens are delightfully represented all around the crock:
*Mrs. Sairey Gamp from "Martin Chuzzlewit"
*Uriah Heep from "David Copperfield"
*Little Nelly Trent from "The Old Curiosity Shop"
*Mr. Wilkins Micawber from "David Copperfield
Age/Period: Vintage - ca 1920s-1960s
Manufacturer/Identification/Markings: Underside is backstamped “Made in England - Rgd. Design No. 874858"
Material(s)/Format: Stoneware pottery
Size/Measurements: 3 1/4"H x 4 6/8"
Quantity: One (1)
Condition: Very good, with transfer-ware characters images remaining vividly colorful & crisp. There is a modest surface chip just below the rim/lip on the crock’s body/base section, in between Little Nell and Uriah Heep, with no other noted cracks, breaks, or repairs Being noted for purposes of accuracy is the existence of a not unusual handful of pitting pin-prick marks inherent with stoneware pieces such as this