Samuel Alcock Trio in English porcelain (bone china), which consists of a tea cup, a coffee cup and saucer, dating from around 1835. Each has been nicely hand painted and gilded with an under glaze blue ground.
The pattern has roses or flowers in the base of the cups and saucer. There is gilding around the inner rims and around the outsides of each item.
The body is very white and this is high-quality bone china. There are no makers marks nor pattern numbers. However, the cups have a square shaped handle and five pairs of ribs around them which helps attribute them to Samuel Alcock of Hill Pottery, Westport Road, Burslem, Staffordshire, England.
See plate 823 of page 138 of a Compendium of British Cups by Michael Berthoud.
The coffee cup stands 2 5/8 inches high and is 3 3/8 inches in diameter at the rim. The tea cup stands 2 inches high and is 4 inches in diameter at the rim. The saucer is 5 3/4 inches diameter. A total unpacked weight of 288 grammes.
Condition: Good antique condition. Some minor crazing to the glaze and extremely minor wear to the gilding. The teacup has two cracks and the coffee can handle has been broken and re-stuck, there is a small chip missing from the bottom terminal. There is a tiny crack to the rim of the saucer at the three o'clock position and a small glaze frit to the saucer well.
This is a lovely piece to display among any collection of antique English porcelain