James Giles Decorated Worcester Porcelain Queens Pattern Tea Cup Antique c 1775
A Dr Wall, or first period Worcester Porcelain tea cup, London decorated by James Giles decorated in gilding in the Queen's pattern. It dates from the third quarter of the 18th century circa 1775 during the reign of George III.
Dr Wall and his partners ran the Worcester Tonquin Manufacture at Warmstry House, Worcester, Worcestershire, England, from the early 1750s until the 1790s.
This porcelain item is made from steatitic porcelain containing soaprock from Cornwall and is marked with the square or fret mark in underglaze blue on the base. This mark was used from 1755 until 1775, see Godden's Encyclopedia of Pottery and Porcelain Marks, number 4315 page 693.
References: The Dictionary of Worcester Porcelain by John Sandon - page 273.
It is in excellent antique condition no chips cracks nor restoration, there is some minor wear to the gilding on lower part of the bowl. Please see the images.
This is a great item for any collector of English 18th century tea cups, James Giles decorated items or 18th century Worcester porcelain.
Height 1 15/16 inches ( 5.0 cm)
Diameter 3 1/4 inches (8.3 cm)
Weight 76 grammes unpacked