Antique Porcelain Teaset Furrowed London Shape Teapot Cup Gerrard Cope 30pc 1830
An antique, collectable and interesting early 19th Century thirty piece bone china tea set or tea service dating from circa 1830.
This hand painted tea service has a stylised viola pattern (number 45 painted under 2 saucers) painted in a puce or purple, green and yellow enamel in a naive style. The lid as a distinctive faceted stepped finial with painted green dots. There is an angular shaped handle to the teapot.
The bone china body has no makers mark, but the shape is recorded as being produced around 1830, possibly by Gerrard Cope and Co of High street, Longton, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire potteries in England. It has a fifteen hole triangular strainer.
There is a teapot and lid, twelve London or Grecian shape cups, 11 saucers, 2 cake plates, milk jug , sugar bowl, slop basin.
See Plate 1216 page 203 of a Directory of British Teapots by Michael Berthoud and Richard Maskell.
This teapot stands approximately 6 1/2 inches high and is approx 5 inches wide and the teapot is 10 inches from spout to handle.
The complete service weighs 4.62kg unpacked.
A comprehensive Item condition has been requested and is as follows: Good antique condition. Some body discolouration associated with old bone china, to the sides of the milk jug, and some on the inside right of the teapot. 4 cups with discoloured cracks, 2 more with imperceptible cracks but show up in strong light, 1 with short crack to the lower facet, 5 cups without cracks, but one of these has glaze crazing. 1 saucer missing , 3 have glaze frits, sugar bowl base cracked, glazed chip to teapot spout, small crack to base of the handle. All items have very isolated very minor bone china spotting , some have minor frits. Please see the photographs. This is an extensive set and is in good condition commensurate with the age and use.
This is a great item to add to any collection of tea services, antique English early 19th century, late Georgian - William IV porcelain.