This Hilditch pattern is called "Garden Tea Party", and is pictured on page 135 of Howard Davis' book, "Chinoiserie: Polychrome Decoration on Staffordshire Porcelain...". The Hilditch factory operated in Lane End, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire from 1811 to 1867. They are most noted for their charming Chinoiserie tea wares.
This cup and saucer has a scalloped edge and what Michael Berthoud calls a "Broken Loop Handle". He shows the cup shape on page 156 of his "Compendium of British Cups", and identifies it as Hilditch c. 1830-35.
The saucer is 5-7/8" in diameter, and the cup's handle is about 2-3/4" high. None of the pieces are marked.
Condition: Set #1, saucer excellent, rings when tapped. Cup no obvious flaws, but does not ring when tapped. Set #2, neither saucer and cup have any obvious flaws, but they do not ring. Set #3, same as set #2. Set #4, cup has a 1/4" tight hairline crack at rim, saucer has no obvious flaws, neither piece rings when tapped.
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