A mid 19th century handleless cup and saucer in the Ning Po pattern by Ralph Hall & Co of Tunstall, Staffordshire, England. It is black and white transfer ware, often called mulberry. The Ning Po pattern is similar to a blue willow pattern, incorporating a garden, Chinese pagoda, and people on a bridge. The high rimmed saucer is 6" in diameter and 1 1/4" high at the rim. It's marked as pictured with the Ning Po mark in a cartouche with another cartouche similar to the British lozenge mark and the initials R C & Co within. Impressed and decorator marks are also present. The paneled cup is 3" high and has a top diameter of 3 5/8". It is unmarked. There are no chips or cracks to either piece, but there is some very fine crazing and a bit of browning on the cup. A beautiful set to add to your earthenware collection.
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