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This is a beautiful teacup and saucer made by Brown-Westhead & Moore in 1872. I have three of these available.


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 in the Cauldon Pottery, and later in the 20th Century the pottery was renamed Cauldon for a period of time.


I have three of these cups and saucers available, as well as two trios. 


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 unmarked except the pattern number C5607.


Brown-Westhead & Moore continued the tradition of a wide range of offers, and this tea set belongs to some of the very sophisticated products they made. It is made of pristinely white and smooth fine porcelain and decorations have been applied sparingly. The pattern is very Victorian with garlands and beautiful flowers; roses, violets, forget-me-nots and other little flowers that you need to be a botanist for to know them.


CONDITION REPORT The teacups and saucers are in pristine condition with no wear or damage.


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!

Mid-Victorian teacup and saucer, Brown-Westhead & Moore, 1872