Offered is an English bone china teacup and saucer in London shape with a decoration of colorful Chinese figures. This is set against a vine and fence background as often seen on Chinese wares of the period. This would date from about 1820. The scene appears to be about a courtship and may be a variation of the boy in the window theme with the mother of the young girl looking on, not always with approval. A bird, quite often a phoenix is usually in these scenes.
Dimensions: The saucer is 5 1/2" in diameter and is 1 3/8" high. The cup is 3 1/2" in diameter and 2 1/4" high.
Condition: Good. The enamels are bright, the detail is clear with delicate lines and detail that is not as discernible from a distance, and the glaze is smooth and unworn. There are no chips or cracks, and there is no restoration. The bottom of the saucer shows a slight yellow smudge as shown that is probably an enamel smudge from when it was made ( children were the decorators) as there is no evidence of any restoration there or yellowing of it.
Early period antiques are quite old, were made to be used, and frequently have signs of age and use and sometimes a small manufacturing flaw or repair. While this is normal and to be expected, I note any known issues in the condition description.
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