Royal Doulton 5 Miniature Cup & Saucer Sets
Yellow Hand Gilded by Herbert Betteley
This listing is for 5 gorgeous Royal Doulton Miniature Cups and Saucers.
The date on the cups and saucers represents early 20th century.
Were hand gilded by Herbert Betteley, style # 1722.
Herbert Betteley (as cited on the Pottery Histories)
Herbert Betteley was born in 1860 and joined Doulton in 1886
at the age of 26 after study at the Burslem School of Art.
Initially an artist he was responsible for decorating many
of the ornamental ware exhibited at the Chicago World’s
Fair (World’s Columbian Exposition) of 1893.
Later, he designed patterns for Doulton and ware
bearing pattern numbers prefixed by ‘HB’ or ‘BB’
(in addition to the normal Doulton backstamp) are presumably
the work of Betteley.
His specialty was the painting of intricate
gold patterns on ornamental ware.
He remained associated with the Nile St factory until 1930.
The tiny cups and saucers are yellow,
hand gilded with a very intricate pattern.
The finish is exceedingly glossy and difficult to photograph.
They are so much prettier that my photographs.
Condition: The cups are in very good antique condition
with no cracks, chips, or hairlines.
Due to lighting conditions, the color may vary from photo
2 inches high
2 inches bowl diameter
4-1/8th inches diameter
And all weigh approximately 1 pound
without packing materials.
Please examine the photos carefully, as they are to be considered
part of the description. Thank you.