Porcelain London or Grecian Shape Tea Cup & Saucer possibly Swansea c 1815
A London or Grecian shaped porcelain tea cup and saucer dating from Regency era, circa 1815. Both the cup and saucer are unmarked however, they may have possibly been made by the Swansea Porcelain factory of Swansea, Glamorganshire, Wales.
The distinctive shaped handle with the top point curved above, over and towards the top rim, the top handle attachment in a 45 degree angle from the horizontal. The bright white bone china body body has a slight bluish green translucency. See also plate 477, page 80 of A Compendium of British Cups by Michael Berthoud for a similar shaped cup and saucer.
Both the cup and saucer have the same gilt fruit design in the centre with a gilt band around the body and the rims. They are in good antique condition. both the cup and saucer each have a short stabilised crack to the rims. There is some minor wear to the gilding. There are some very minor frit flaws to the body which may have been the reason they were left unmarked. Please see the images.
This is a great item for any collector of English early 19th century Georgian or Regency porcelain cups and saucers or Welsh Swansea porcelain.
Cup Height 2 7/16 inches ( 6.2 cm)
Cup diameter 3 7/16 inches ( 8.7 cm)
Saucer Diameter 5 1/2 inches (14.0 cm)
Saucer height 1 1/4 inches (3.2 cm)
Total weight 245 grammes unpacked.