Hybrid Hard Paste Porcelain Spiral Shanked Tea Bowl A and E Keeling c 1800
A waisted and ogee fluted, or spiral shanked, or wrythen hybrid hard paste porcelain tea bowl painted with simple floral sprays on the outside and swagged roses border on the inside of the rim. The tea bowl has 24 spiral flutes on the body rising from the base from left to right. It dates from around 1795 to 1805, the end of the 18th century to very early 19th century when George III was monarch on the throne at the time.
This tea bowl is unmarked but, it was most probably produced by A & E Keeling, previously the known as the unidentified factory X. Anthony and Enoch Keeling ran the Pheonix works in Tunstall Staffordshire, England from 1781 until 1810. Anthony had been an original partner in the Hollins, Warburton and Co (New Hall porcelain) works but he and John Turner withdrew after a dispute.
A very similar shaped coffee can, with a different painted pattern, is illustrated on plate 100, page 17 of a Compendium of British Cups by Michael Berthoud.
This teabowl is approximately 2 3/16 inches ( 65 mm ) high, 3 3/8 inches ( 86 mm) diameter, it weighs of 66 grammes unpacked.
Item condition: Excellent antique condition. No chips crack nor restoration, there is a tiny very short firing tear to the foot rim. It has a straw coloured translucency. Please see the images.
This is a great antique item to add to any collection of tea bowls, antique English late 18th century to early 19th century, Georgian or A&E Keeling factory X porcelain.
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