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This is a stunning pair of sauce tureens made by H&R Daniel in aboutn 1827. The tureens are made in the popular Shrewsbury shape and have beautiful flower paintings inside the bowls. The tureens are missing their covers and stands, but we have several items of this dessert service available, please see second image and separate listings.

 

The H & R Daniel porcelain factory was founded by Henry Daniel, son of a family of master colour makers. He headed up the decoration department in the famous Spode factory where he oversaw all the beautiful early Spode decorations. In 1822 he opened his own factory with his son Richard, creating a truly iconic body of work with the most subtle colours and beautifully painted flowers and landscapes. 

 

The Daniel factory was the last true cottage industry among the English potteries, resisting the increase of industrialisation and mass production. This resulted in extraordinary and unrivalled quality, but it probably also led to the factory having to close its doors in 1846 because it could no longer compete with others who did modernise. Daniel porcelain can be hard to identify as the factory was only around for about two decades, and Daniel items have therefore become true collectors' items.

 

This set is potted in the Shrewsbury Shape, which was first designed in 1826 for the Earl of Shrewsbury and went on to become one of the most desired shapes of the Daniel factory. The decoration consists of encrusted moss green and gilded grape sprigs, an intriguing gilt pattern of interlinked rings, and beautiful flower paintings in the bowls of the tureens: one stunning yellow tulip, and a deep purple morning glory.

 

The set is unmarked except a nearly washed off pattern number 4339, which dates it to 1827.

 

CONDITION REPORT The tureens are in good antique condition although one has crazing and a few stress cracks coming off the rim, one of them clearly visible inside the bowl. One of the handles is cracked from production, but it has never been broken. There is some light wear off the enamels but they still look bright and beautiful.

 

Antique British porcelain is never perfect. Kilns were fired on coal in the 1800s, and this meant that china from that period can have some firing specks from flying particles. British makers were also known for their experimentation, and sometimes this resulted in technically imperfect results. Due to the shrinkage in the kiln, items can have small firing lines or develop crazing over time, which should not be seen as damage but as an imperfection of the maker's recipes, probably unknown at the time of making. Items have often been used for many years and can have normal signs of wear, and gilt can have signs of slight disintegration even if never handled. I will reflect any damage, repairs, obvious stress marks, crazing or heavy wear in the item description but some minor scratches, nicks, stains and gilt disintegration 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 easily see with the eye; a glazing line is a break in the glazing only; hairline is extremely tight and/or superficial and not picked up by the finger; and a crack is obvious both to the eye and the finger. Etcetera - I try to be as accurate as I can and please feel free to ask questions or request more detailed pictures!

 

DIMENSIONS 18cm (7") diameter and 11.5cm (4.5") high.

H & R Daniel pair of sauce tureens, Shrewsbury shape with flowers, ca 1827

SKU: A-DAN45a
£365.00Price
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