Aesthetic Floral Painted Dragonfly Porcelain Cup and Saucer circa 1860
An early Aesthetic Movement style porcelain tulip shaped cup and saucer from the mid 19th century circa 1860 in the Victorian period, Queen Victoria was the monarch on the throne at the time. This English porcelain tulip shaped cup with plain loop handle and deeply dished saucer have each been very skillfully and beautifully hand painted in poly chrome enamels with pansies, heather, leaves and a dragon fly. Each item has a gilded dogs' tooth rim.
The actual maker is currently unknown, there are no makers marks. Similar items were made by Kerr and Binns of Worcester, Minton, Hilditch and Hopwood and many other Staffordshire porcelain manufacturers.
The tea cup is 2 11/16 inches (68 mm) high by 3 1/8 inches (78 mm) diameter. The saucer has a diameter of 5 3/8 inches (136 mm) and a deep curved side stands 1 1/8 inch (29 mm) high. They weigh 255 g unpacked.
They are in very good antique condition. There are no chips cracks nor restoration, there is some very minor fritting to the saucer. Please see the images.
This is a great item for any collector of English 19th century tea cups and saucers or Aesthetic porcelain.
Free UK packaging and delivery, when purchased at the listed price, International postage prices at cost.
Plate 1218 page 203 of a Compendium of British Cups by Michael Berthoud.