A peasant mother turns away from her routine task of milking the reindeer that gives this...
A peasant mother turns away from her routine task of milking the reindeer that gives this pattern its name. She is distracted by a ruckus raised by her children nearby. The yurt-like hut in the background places the scene far from the English countryside.
The black transfer scene is framed by a conventional, but attractive, blossom border.
|Mark:||Impressed Workman's Mark|
|Date:||First Quarter, Nineteenth Century|
|Dimensions:||Diameter 5 3/16 in.|
What appears to be a straight forward rustic scene, actually represents an interesting com...
What appears to be a straight forward rustic scene, actually represents an interesting combination of two romantic themes that dominate the subjects of early English transferware. Farmwives, their children, their humble dwellings and their livestock are all the stuff of the rustic pastoral scenes that adorned much English tableware. The deer and the yurt-like hut, however, places the "Reindeer" pattern among those that appealed to consumers' imaginations by depicting faraway places.