Antique Porcelain Tea Bowl & Saucer Two Blue Rocks & Bridge Pattern Keeling Circa 1805
A highly collectable antique English porcelain teabowl and saucer from we believe to be the renowned Anthony and Enoch Keeling Factory of Tunstall, Staffordshire, England. It dates from circa 1805-10. (formerly factory X).
This hand painted polychrome enamel Chinoiserie pattern consists of two large blue rocks with an ornate bridge, painted in iron red, between them. There is also an ornate fence in the same design as the bridge, with flowers and a long stylised "willow" with blue flowers and red berries. We have seen this pattern listed as "fence and rock" and "blue rocks" or "two blue rocks - bridge" pattern. This pattern is an English take on a Chinese original, it has some similarity in the design to the Lowestoft Redgrave pattern.
There are no makers marks however, there is a decorators mark on the base of the tea bowl.
Item Condition: Very good antique condition, Some glaze bubbling or fritting to both items. There is some rubbing to the enamel on the saucer. No chips cracks nor restoration. Please see the photographs and description.
The teabowl stands approximately 2 inches high and is approx 3 5/16 inches diameter at the rim. The saucer is 1 1/4 inches high and 5 1/8 inches diameter. They weigh a total of 172 grammes unpacked.
This is a great item for any collector of English porcelain, particularly Keeling or of teabowl and saucers.