Royal Doulton 5 Miniature Cup & Saucer Sets
Hand Gilded by Herbert Betteley
This listing is for 5 gorgeous Royal Doulton Miniature Cups and Saucers.
The date represents early 20th century
and they were hand gilded by Herbert Betteley;
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 back stamp) 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 a dark cherry red,
hand gilded with a very intricate pattern.
The finish is very glossy and difficult to photograph.
They are so much prettier that my photographs.
White spots are glare and unavoidable with such a
Condition: The cups are in very good antique condition
with no cracks, chips, or hairlines.
There is some tiny dots of slight paint wear at
the bottom outside of the cups.
Most likely from being stacked together.
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.
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