I have not identified the maker of this porcelain but I am confident it is English from about 1840 or earlier. These pieces are from a larger but incomplete breakfast set that included unusually shaped plates, a waste bowl and several sets of true trios. I have decided to break the set into smaller groupings to meet the trend of collecting period examples rather than entire sets.
The porcelain of these items is soft paste with the glaze resting on the surface with pooling in the crevices. There is good translucence with a bit of glassiness when held to strong light. You will also find small bumps and dark spots typical of the period. You will see minor staining / discoloration which is the nature of these wares.
The decoration is a rich blue ground with peach reserves surrounding windows of hand painted floral sprigs with over the top Georgian gilt. All the decorative elements are applied by hand. Every window of botanical sprigs in this set is unique and not repeated on any other item. Two of the items from the original set are hand marked 395 in rusty red.
The tea cup measures 2 7/8" tall with a diameter of 3 3/4" both measurements exclude the handle.
The coffee cup measures 2 5/8" tall with a diameter of 3" both measurements exclude the handle.
The saucer measures 5 3/4" in diameter and has a rise of 1".
The condition is excellent, there are no chips, cracks or repairs but you will see gold wear to the high spots of the saucer. The items pictured are the exact ones you will receive, the images enlarge significantly when you click the magnifying glass.
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