What a pretty set! The two bat prints on the tea cup show a girl with a lamb, and a girl with a dog. The bat print on the saucer and small plate show a girl picking flowers. The bat prints are puce, and then colored over with enamels of green, blue, and orange. The set also has sprays of hand painted flowers, and pink lustre borders.
The set is made of a soapy, slick feeling soft-paste porcelain. All 3 pieces are in excellent condition. There are no chips, no cracks, no crazing, and no repairs. All 3 ring when tapped. The underside of the saucer has lots of grit adhered to it, which was done in the making.
The plate is 7-3/4" in diameter, which puts in right between a muffin size and a twiffler size. The deep saucer is 5-1/2" in diameter. The tea cup is 2-3/4" high at the tip of the London style handle.
The only piece which is marked is the saucer, which has the pattern number hand painted in puce. The number is either 961 or 196. There is also a hand written "m" workman's tally mark. I date this set c. 1820.
The price shown is for all 3 pieces of the set.
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