This is a beautiful Mid-Victorian teacup trio made by Brown-Westhead & Moore in the 1860s. Brown-Westhead & Moore was a continuation of the famous pottery Ridgway, one of the pioneers of English china production alongside other great potters such as Spode, Davenport, Minton, Coalport and others. They were located at the Cauldon Pottery, and later in the 20th Century the pottery was renamed Cauldon for a period of time.

 

Ridgway had a tradition of a very wide-ranging offer of china products, anything from the most sublime dinnerware to humble toilet pots. It is notoriously difficult to identify their wares and this is one reason their beautiful tea wares are often underestimated. Brown-Westhead & Moore unfortunately shares this habit and this set, like others, is not marked as Brown-Westhead & Moore. However we can deduct from the style and number that the cup was made around 1870.

 

Brown-Westhead & Moore continued Ridgway's tradition of a wide range of offers, and this tea set belongs to some of the very sophisticated products they made. It is very finely potted and could be good for either tea or coffee. It is made of pristinely white and smooth fine porcelain and it has a stunning decoration of a tea green ground and white panels with gilt acanthus leaves and flowers. The decoration has been painted in a bold hand, touched up by a dash of cream, which makes the gilt look even brighter. There are beautifully hand painted shark teeth in gilt around the rim of the cup. Although the acanthus leaf was a favourite ornament for Ridgway and later Brown-Westhead & Moore, it is rare to see the full plant depicted including the big flower torch.

 

CONDITION REPORT This set is in excellent antique condition with only some slight wear commensurate with age, and no damage at all. There is one surface line in the glazing on the saucer near the rim; this is in the glazing only and does not affect the porcelain.

 

Please note that all items in my shop are of vintage or antique condition. They have often been used for many years and can have normal signs of wear. I will reflect any damage, repairs or heavy wear in the item description but some minor scratches, nicks and stains can be normal for vintage items and need to be taken into account.

 

There is widespread confusion on the internet about the difference between chips and nicks, or hairlines and cracks. I will reflect any damage as truthfully as I can, i.e. a nick is a tiny bit of damage smaller than 1mm and a chip is something you can see with the eye; a hairline runs over the surface glazing but not the body of the item and a crack runs through the body of the item, usually weakening its structure. Etcetera - I try to be as accurate as I can and please feel free to ask questions or request more detailed pictures!

 

DIMENSIONS (diameters) cup 7.5cm (3"), saucer 14cm (5.5"), side plate 15.5cm (6 1/8").

 

SHIPPING I ship worldwide from the UK, mostly by Royal Mail 2nd Class for the UK and International Tracked and Signed for the rest of the world. I am happy to combine shipping charges on multiple items - please contact me to discuss. In principle I do not make a profit on shipping although for simplicity's sake I charge flat shipping fees. If the fee charged greatly exceeds the actual cost I will gladly refund you the difference - at the same time if it is slightly lower I will gladly make up the difference. In some countries shipping will end up significantly more than the expected fees and I will contact you to discuss our options. PLEASE CONTACT ME FOR ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING SHIPPING COSTS AND OPTIONS.

Teacup trio, Brown-Westhead & Moore, 1860s

SKU: A-BRO06
£99Price
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