A Hibbert and Boughey porcelain tea cup and saucer in English porcelain (bone china) dating from around 1890. Each has been transfer printed and hand coloured over an under glaze dark inky blue ground with a Chinoiserie inspired vase and urn Japan pattern.
The pattern has been further enhanced with overglaze enamels to colour the flowers in iron red, green, pink on the inside and outside of the cup and front of the saucer.
The body is white and is bone china. There are no makers marks but a pattern number 2549. However, the cup has a pointed broken loop handle and eight sets of ribs around them which helps attribute it to Hibbert and Boughey of Market Street, Longton,Stoke-on Trent, Staffordshire, England.
See plate 1157 of page 193 of a Compendium of British Cups by Michael Berthoud for an identical cup.
The tea cup stands 2 inches high and is 3 3/4 inches in diameter at the rim. The saucer is 5 1/2 inches diameter. A total unpacked weight of 229 grammes.
Condition: Excellent antique condition. The tea cup and saucer there are no chips, cracks nor restoration. Both items ring beautifully when flicked with a finger.
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This is a lovely piece to display among any collection of antique English porcelain