Crème de la Crème Royal Worcester Pre-1890 Hand Painted Fuscia Tea Pot & Creamer Made Especially for Spaulding & Co. of Chicago
Henry Abiram Spaulding, who had spent many years as the European Representative for the House of Tiffany House in Paris, decided in 1888 to open his exclusive House of Spaulding & Co. at State & Jackson Streets, in downtown Chicago and also establish a presence in Europe at 36 Avenue de l'Opera, Paris, France. Spaulding had tried in vain to convince Tiffany to open up an outlet in Chicago.
Spaulding opened up the House of Spaulding in a four story building concentrating initially in a business as a gold and silversmith. He employed nearly 100 people. In less than five years “ Spaulding's" was to Chicago what “Tiffany's" was to New York, and it is doubtful if any other business establishment in the city attracts so many visitors. His showroom not only displayed some of the finest silver and gold wear of the day but also a display of rare gems, ornaments and jewelry that was second only to Tiffany & Co. of New York. With Spaulding's many European connection, he was able to acquire, display, and sell numerous Parisian items, precious objects of arts, and some of the finest European & Continental Porcelain and China available. His Chicago Spaulding & Co. outlet was unmatched at the time.
I am pleased to offer this incredible matching Royal Worcester Tea Pot & Creamer made and marked especially for the Spaulding Co. This wonderful pair of porcelain has been in the same family for some four generations having come from the very exclusive Lake North Shore Area, just north of Chicago.
The beautiful hand painted Tea Pot, which measures 6-1/4" tall & 5-3/4" wide from outer handle to outer spout and the matching Creamer which measures 3-1/4" tall, have been decorated in a rich Fuscia color of Pink. Gilded gold accents the finial, lid rim, tea pot top rim, spout, handle, and base.
The stunning Royal Worcester Tea Pot & Creamer are in excellent condition and totally free of chips, cracks, or other damage with the gold being exceptional. It appears that the Pair may have been used for displays only. Also, please note, that there is some very fine crazing on both pieces and difficult to see, even in my photos.
The attractive Tea Pot & Creamer display an early Royal Worcester mark, circa 1888, and also the Spaulding & Co mark & the Set was marked for the company at the Royal Worcester factory in England.
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