On offer is a pretty pair of pearlware teabowls and saucers with bat printed genre scenes in orange. These are not a matched pair, each has a different scene, but are great for display and decoration. One shows a young woman reading a letter presumably from afar. It has a black enamel rim and is in the London shape. The other shows a beggar asking a young man for a donation. It has a pink lustre rim and is in a bute shape.
Dimensions: The cup showing the beggar is 3 3/8" in diameter and is 2 1/16" high. It's matching saucer is 5 1/2" in diameter and is 1 1/2" high. The cup showing the lady reading is 3 1/2" in diameter and 2 3/8" high. It's saucer is 5 1/2" in diameter and 1 1/2" high.
Condition: Average. There are no chips or cracks other than a light hairline to the top of the cup(lady reading) as shown. There is what appears to be a repaired chip to the underside of the saucer for this one as shown. There are darkened kiln marks to the bottom of the cup showing the beggar from when it was made as can be seen, all as frequently found on these early pieces. The glaze on both is smooth and unworn and the print is detailed and colorful.
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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