Antique Mason Porcelain Marked Miles Mason Tea Bowl & Saucer Two Temples II 1810
Here we have a reasonably rare, highly collectable documentary antique early 19th century, English porcelain teabowl and saucer marked on the base with a Chinese type seal mark flanked by the name Miles Mason.
They have a very attractive blue and white Chinoiserie transfer printed pattern known by collectors as the Two Temples II variation Broseley, originally produced in 1780 by Caughley from a Chinese original. For more details on this pattern see the Transfer ware collectors club database pattern number 10029.
The mark was used from 1807 -13, see the Raven Mason collection at Keele University. The saucer has the full Miles Mason mark, whilst the teabowl has just the Chinese style seal mark, this is a documentary piece as the makers name fully identifies the pattern.
Miles Mason operated from Lane Delph, Staffordshire, England from 1800 - 1813 when his sons become partners in the business. This pattern is also known as Broseley, Broseley Willow and Pagodas by some collectors.
The teabowl is 1 7/8 inches high by 3 3/8 inches diameter. The saucer has a diameter of 5 5/16 inches and a deep curved side stands 1 1/8 inches high. They weigh 172g unpacked.
They are in very good antique condition. Saucer has a hairline to the rim, tea bowl some minor body staining no chips nor restoration. Please see the photographs.
This is a great item for any collector of English 19th century tea bowls and saucers or Mason's pottery and porcelain.