Please note that most of our items are pre-loved and may have minor imperfections commensurate with the date of manufacture. Vintage items are about 40 to 100 years old, antique pieces are over 100 years old. Minor wear should be considered acceptable, they are simply part of the character of owning an older piece. I give full condition reports for each item, please feel free to contact me for further details. Quality porcelain tea set, circa 1830.
The London shape was first released by Spode in the early part of the nineteenth century and then quickly copied by the other potteries like Coalport and Minton. Early pieces were generally unmarked with the factory name, only with an iron red pattern number and this makes it hard to determine who made it. However this set is all quality in throwing and painting. Now highly collectable this Regency tea set is typical of the era having a gentle scalloped London shape and upright handles. Made of early white china clay, each piece has been hand painted with panels of floral sprays on a Salmon pink ground and lavishly gilded.Teacup - 5 cm x 10 cm diameter. Coffee cup - 6.5 cm x 8.5 cm diameter. Saucer - 15 cm diameter. Excellent Condition, no crazing just a tiny bit of gilding rub - 200 years old. Our offices are based in a lovely old barn conversion near the North Cotswold village of Chipping Campden where every figurine is professionally cleaned and checked under UV light so an accurate condition report can be established before individual items are added to the website.
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