Three Graduated Pottery Pink Lustre Ale Beakers Cup Hand Painted Flowers c 1820
A harlequin set of three graduated creamware and pearlware floral hand painted lustre rimmed beakers with enamelled flowers and leaves around the middle of the outside. They all date from the Regency period of the Georgian era around 1820. This is a great job lot for any collector of lustreware or small ale beakers or cups. The two largest are in creamware with a greenish coloured glaze and a pink lustre rim. The smallest has a bluish coloured glaze and is much whiter in tone, it is pearlware with platinum lustre rim. They all have plain tapered cylindrical shaped bodies. Some collectors may call these Sunderland Lustre however, the middle sized one has an old collections label attributing it to the Leeds Pottery.
The cups or beakers each stand 3 1/8, 2 3/4 and 2 3/8 inches high. The diameter at the widest point is 3 1/4, 3 1/8 and 2 3/4 inches, and the base diameters are 2 1/16, 2 and 1 11/16 inches, they each respectively weigh 107, 96 and 78 grammes unpacked.
They are all in fair antique condition with some damage. The largest beaker has four cracks, some chips to the foot-rim, some glaze crazing and discolouration. The middle sized beaker has two cracks, some glaze crazing and discolouration. The smallest beaker has no cracks, three small tooth chips to the rim with associated discolouration, some wear to the enamel and lustre. All commensurate with the age and use. This is a lovely grouping to add to any collection of antique lustreware or early 19th century ale beakers or cups.