This colorful Chowning's Tavern Dinnerware pattern is an interpretation of an English delft plate made in Bristol, England, circa 1730. The peacock is copied from a multicolored fragment unearthed in Williamsburg during archeological excavations. Peacock plates in the Colonial Williamsburg collection provided the added documentation needed to copy the complete design accurately.
Please note that all items in this collection are sold individually, including the teacup saucer.
Items in the collection include:
Dinner Plate - 9 3/4" dia.
Bread and butter - 6 3/8" dia.
Rimmed soup bowl - 9" dia.
Rimmed soup bowl - 7" dia.
Teacup - 7 1/2 oz.
Luncheon Platter - 11 1/2" x 8 1/2"
Teapot - 18 1/2 oz.
Cream Jug - 4 1/4 oz.
Bouillon - 7 1/2 oz.
- Design Inspired by English Delft Plate, Circa 1730
- Same dinnerware used in Chowning's Tavern at Colonial Williamsburg
- Dishwasher and microwave safe, oven safe up to 450 degrees
- Made in America
- A WILLIAMSBURG exclusive!
Tavernware is based on period delft designs that have been interpreted for modern dinnerware. Plates take the form and shape of delft plates of the period while hollowares, such as teacups and teapots, have been adapted for modern requirements. Tavernware is decorated with elements from eighteenth-century patterns and is used in the taverns operating today in the Historic Area of Williamsburg.