Child's Nursery Tea Service 11 Pieces Transfer Printed Brixton Antique c 1845
A superb Victorian child's or doll's tea service made of ironstone china by one of the Staffordshire potteries. This lovely set has 11 pieces and has the printed mark "Brixton" on the base of the teapot. The decoration consists of a puce coloured narrow band with stylised geometric flowers and a transfer printed dentil band at the top of each piece, This set dates from the Victorian period in the mid 19th century circa 1845.
The puce or burgundy coloured transfer printed set comprises the following: two saucers, two tea cups, two plates, a teapot and lid, a sucrier and lid and a milk or cream jug. We have counted each separate item, i.e lids to arrive at the number of 11 pieces.
The tea pot stands 4 1/2 inches high and the plate is 5 7/8 inches long. Condition is very good with a little discolouration to one of the cups and one of the plates has a star crack to the base and crack to the rim. No chips nor restoration. Together, the set weighs 1220 grammes unpacked.
Sets like this are hard to find in this quantity and of this age - a rare opportunity for any collector.
Free UK postage when purchased at the listed price, international postage at cost.
Similar Jug see plate 897 on page 150 of A Cabinet of British Creamers by Michael Berthoud.
A similarly shaped teapot is illustrated in plate 1672, on page 279 of "A Directory of British Teapots" by Michael Berthoud and Richard Maskell.