This graceful though simple pattern called Thorn according to the Transferware Collectors Club research. Rich brown flowering branches decorate the outside of the cup and the top of the saucer. A wide geometric golden border, partially composed of small squares, adds richness and completes the pattern nicely. Gold bands have been applied to the white handle where it connects to the cup. There are no cracks or chips; manufacturing anomalies may exist, the occasional tiny iron speck, dust 'bump' in the glaze, etc.
Edwin James Drew Bodley worked part of Samuel Alcock's Old Hill Pottery at Burslem which had been divided into a china and a separate earthenware factory in 1867. The china section (which was called Crown Works) were taken first by Bodley & Diggory and then by Bodley & Son until Edwin J.D. Bodley began to trade under his own name from June 25, 1875. From 1875 to October 31, 1888, he had William Telford as a partner, but this is not reflected in the trade style E.J.D. Bodley. Good quality porcelains were produced in the 1875-92 period.
Backstamp: E BJD Trademark Burslem, British Registry Diamond, orange 5883
Measures: CUP: 3 3/4" w X 2" h SAUCER: 4 3/4"
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