This classical, elegant porcelain tea cup and saucer was produced by the New Hall porcelain company in England and dates to the early 19th century, circa 1815. The plate features a classical Adam Buck bat printed pattern depicting a devoted mother with her child. Adam Buck (b 1759–d 1833) was a celebrated Irish neo-classical portraitist, miniature painter and engraver.
The hand painted polychrome decoration is superb and captures one's heart. The scene is absolutely timeless and instantly captures the all-encompassing, pure and eternal love that a mother feels for her child. We love the combination of the white, black and hand painted coloring. The Empire fashions are delightful with the high waists and blue Regency shoes resting on the footstool. One can easily see how Regency home owners adored this pattern back in 1815.
This tea cup and saucer would have been part of a large tea service of matching porcelain tableware. The design was bat printed in a stippled effect onto the surface and then the polychrome coloring and gilding was hand applied. As is common with such large services there are no makers marks on the cup and saucer.
This is a quality, opulent piece. This would make the perfect addition to your pottery and porcelain collection. Please see our collection of New Hall porcelain listed separately in our store. The cup and saucer was purchased as part of a set, each piece sold separately.
Measuring: Cup width including handle 4 inch (10.5 cm) by height 2.25 inch (6 cm). Saucer diameter 5.5 inch (14 cm).
Condition: Light surface wear to gilded rim.
English elegance and refinement from centuries ago, make this treasure yours today. Remember FREE air tracked shipping to mainland US and European Union.