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 fluted Hamilton shaped cups with angular handles, six saucers and a slop bowl, each saucer is marked on the base with the Miles Mason Chinese type seal mark the other pieces are unmarked.
They have a very attractive blue and white Chinoiserie transfer printed pattern known by collectors as the Verandah pattern, this pattern is also known as Chinamen on a Verandah, Verandah and Pavilion. It was made by Miles Mason and subsequently by his son Charles James Mason and two other makers believed to be New Hall and Hicks and Meigh. For more details on this pattern see the Transfer ware collectors club database pattern number 4431.
The mark with the Chinese Seal dates to circa 1810 to 1813. The pattern name is derived from the verandah on which the two Chinese figures are seen conversing. A third figure stands in a doorway and observes them. Another pair of figures, also conversing, can be found in the upper left section of the pattern
Miles Mason operated from Lane Delph, Staffordshire, England from 1800 - 1813 when his sons become partners in the business.
The tea cups are 2 1/4 inches (58mm) high by 3 7/16 inches (87mm) diameter. The saucer has a diameter of 5 13/16 inches (147mm) and a deep curved side stands 1 1/4 inches (32mm) high. The bowl is 6 1/4 inches (158mm) diameter by 3 1/4 inches (82mm) high. They weigh a total of 1.369kg unpacked.
They are all in very good antique condition. No chips cracks nor restoration. There is wear to the gilding on them all. 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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