Child's Transferware Cup Saucer & Plate Trio
T.G. Green & Co. Derbyshire England c. 1890
This is a rare child's transferware tea set trio, comprised of a cup, saucer and plate circa 1890. Originally part of a child's complete tea set, the cup stands 2" tall, the saucer measures 4 1/2" in diameter, and the plate measures 4 1/4" in diameter. The set is transfer printed in a rich chocolate or sepia brown embellished with colorful hand painted wisps of red-orange pink blue and yellow.
The original set featured various scenes from the story of Cinderella. This set depicts 3 scenes: the cup depicts Cinderella dressed in rags, sitting by the fire, when her fairy godmother arrives. The caption on the cup reads: THE FAIRY APPEARS TO CINDERELLA. The saucer shows Cinderella dressed in a gown, fleeing the ball at the end of the evening with a clock tower in the background. The caption on the saucer reads: THE CLOCK STRIKES TWELVE. The plate shows Prince Charming putting the glass slipper on Cinderella's foot. The caption below the image reads: THE PRINCE EXCLAIMED IT MUST BE MY PRINCESS! The scene is delightfully embellished with background curtains decorated with hearts.
The set is marked with British Registration number 128955. Identical in style and quality to the wares made in Staffordshire, this set was made by T.G. Green, a pottery manufactory in the Derbyshire region of England who registered the Cinderella pattern in the year 1889.
The set is in great condition with no chips, cracks or restorations. Light overall glaze crazing original to the making process. Minor manufacturing imperfection consistent with age. An outstanding example in exceptionally fine antique condition.