An antique, collectable and interesting early
19th Century thirty piece bone china tea set or tea service dating from circa
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.
Item condition: Good antique condition. Some body
discolouration associated with old bone china, to the milk jug, 3 cups cracked,
1 saucer missing sugar bowl base cracked, glazed chip to teapot spout, small
crack to base of the handle. Please see the photographs.
This is a great item to add to any collection of tea
services , antique English early 19th
century, late Georgian - William IV porcelain.