Extraordinary and rare early Chinoiserie bright cups and saucers set (4 sets, 8 pieces in total) decorated with foo dogs / lions and the cups also with a center white reserve with an image of a tall Chinese vase with flowers. Plates are marked on the underside with an impressed ASHWORTH in capital letters and all pieces with the hand-painted red code B3236. We have seen similar items described as Bandana Ware and dated 1862 to 1880 period. In good used condition with crazing, paint loss and imperfections from the time of manufacture as shown. Price is for the 4 cup and saucer sets, 8 pieces in total. Shipped fully insured with tracking number.
Measurements: Saucers: 5.5" diameter; Cups: 2.25" tall by 3 3/8" top diameter approximately.
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