Antique hand painted English porcelain teacup decorated with an vermiculate exterior ground and a dentate inner rim border all in gold (see all nine Photos). All of the gold is over the glaze and burnished by hand. Both vermiculate patterns and dentate rims were first made popular among French porcelain decorators s of the mid 1700s, and Sevres was one of the foremost leaders. English porcelain decorators were quick to copy these popular motifs. Hand painted vermiculate grounds continued to be fashionable on through the end of the century and then well into the middle of the 1800s. However by about 1825 or 30, the motif was also available in under the glaze transfer printing and found adorning cheaper earthenware and then common ironstone and no longer restricted to expensive table services.
This teacup is in excellent condition and the burnished gold is more than 99% intact even after some 200 years. It dates from the 1800 to 1830 period, hence the c1815 mid-date. This cup is cylindrical in shape with a semi-spherical lower section and a Q-shaped ring handle that has a residual thumb rest (see Photos). The cup also has a modestly defined foot ring on its exterior that is better defined along the inner or inside edge. The cup’s clean white porcelain paste enhances the contrast, luster and richness of the gold.
As noted, this teacup is English in manufacture although there are no factory marks or production codes on the base. Worcester, Spode and other factories copied the popular vermiculate motif. The handle is possibly the best attribute to throw light on the factory that produced this teacup. If any viewer knows the probably maker, kindly drop me an email - - thanks, Doc. But for now, if you are looking for a nice antique hand painted teacup from the first few decades of the 1800s, then make sure you seriously consider this one while it is still available. And as always, this teacup also comes with my Docs Antiques 100% satisfaction guarantee or you may return it using my return policy (see complete Return Policy details farther below). You also have the option to design a customized lay-away plan for purchasing this item (and others when combining orders) by simply requesting the terms you wish to use and then let Doc take care of setting it up and combining any items together as requested (payment installments may be modified at any time should the unexpected ever arise, just let me know by email and I’ll change the due dates).
SIZE & CONDITION: This teacup stands 2 5/8 inches tall and measures 3 1/16 inches across at the rim. It sits on a comparatively thick foot ring that has a diameter of about 1 5/8 inches. As noted above, this teacup is in excellent condition with defects and no chips, hairlines, major stains, deep scratches, repairs or restoration. The burnished gold is more than 99% intact (see all Photos) and the cup displays well. Of course, if the buyer is not 100%satisfied, then she/he may return the cup for a refund (see our complete return policy for all details as noted below). As an aside, we have not had any returns in over 7 years since we aim to please and describe all items in great detail. We would love to add you to our family of highly satisfied customers and encourage you to add an item to your collection of favorites today.
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