A Miles Mason Porcelain antique part tea set from the early 19th century, the Georgian or early Regency period, George III was the monarch on the throne at the time. The set consists of four English porcelain scalloped rim Bute shaped cups with kicked loop handles and four saucers also with a scalloped rim. Each cup and saucer is marked on the base with the Miles Mason Chinese type seal mark which dates to dates to circa 1810 to 1813.
They have a very attractive blue and white Chinoiserie transfer printed pattern known by collectors as the two temples II variation Broseley pattern, this pattern is also known as Temple and Garden or Pagoda. It was originally made at Caughley, as a copy of the Chinese original. This version was made by Miles Mason and subsequently by his son Charles James Mason. A fair number of other makers including Adams, Chetham and Wooley, Spode and Davenport also produced ware in this pattern. For more details on this pattern see the Transfer ware collectors club database pattern number 238.
Miles Mason operated from Lane Delph, Staffordshire, England from 1800 - 1813 when his sons become partners in the business.
The tea cups are 2 1/8 inches (54 mm) high by 3 3/8 inches (86 mm) diameter. The saucer has a diameter of 5 3/4 inches (146 mm) and a deep curved side stands 1 1/8 inches (28 mm) high. They weigh a total of 771 g unpacked.
They are all in very good antique condition. Three of cups are all sound and ring nicely when flicked with a finger one of which has a glaze flaw to the base , the fourth has a short firing tear to the rim and appears to be potted slightly heavier than the others, it does not ring. One saucer has no chips cracks nor restoration.Two have short cracks one has a tiny chip to the scalloped rim. Please see the images.
This is a great item for any collector of English 19th century tea cups and saucers or Mason's pottery and porcelain.
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