A New Hall hard paste porcelain antique ring handled Bute shaped cup and saucer from the early 19th century, the Georgian or early Regency period. George III was the monarch on the throne at the time. The cup has a circular ring shaped handle and plain body, the saucer is also of deep rimmed plain Bute form. They date from the period 1800 to 1815.
They each have a very attractive black bat printed floral basket pattern and complementary individual floral prints. Both the rims and the base of the cup have gilded bands, as does the back of the handle.
Similar bat prints were produced by other manufacturers including Spode, Minton, Herculaneum, Miles Mason and Factory Z. Some collectors may possibly refer to this type of decoration as en grisaille.
Both items are unmarked but they have attributed to New Hall. For an identically sized and shaped cup with different pattern See plate 244 page 41 of a Compendium of British Cups by Michael Berthoud.
The tea cup is 2 1/4 inches (56 mm) high by 3 1/4 inches (63 mm) diameter. The saucer has a diameter of 5 9/16 inches (142 mm) and a deep curved side stands 1 1/4 inches (32 mm) high. They weigh 204 g unpacked.
They are in good antique condition. They both have tight cracks to the base and some wear to the gilding particularly the inside of the base of the cup. Please see the images.
This is a great item for any collector of English 19th century tea cups and saucers, bat printed ware, floral prints or New Hall porcelain.
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