Here are an antique teapot, two cups and saucers, a sugar bowl and a creamer from a tea service made by the British porcelain factory operated by Thomas Wolfe, for a time known as Factory Z (until its wares were finally sorted out and identified). The patterns and shapes have now been researched and are established by collectors. Mr. Wolfe made porcelain wares such as these in Liverpool at the Islington China Factory from 1792 to 1818, first in partnership with John Davenport, then with Miles Mason and John Lucock, and finally with his son-in-law Robert Hamilton. All these pieces of a tea set are decorated with a simple black transfer of flowers. The teapot is ten inches long overall. There is no damage and minimal wear, but several pieces have light tea staining. The top of the teapot shows some kiln-related crackling (shown). All in all, an admirable set.

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Wolfe Tea Service C1805.


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