This is a beautiful teacup and saucer made by an unknown maker around the year 1825. I also have a trio with a little bowl available in the same pattern, see separate listing. 

 

There were many potteries in Staffordshire in the early 19th Century and many imitated each other. Some left pattern books behind, some had clear numbering systems - others didn't and this set is one of the many from a maker that has not been identified. But this set is believed to be from what is often called the "189 Factory". This was an unknown factory that has left behind one clearly identifiable set with a pattern number, and many other unknown sets can be matched to that. The pattern number of this duo is 297, which is the same as the set in the other listing. That set has the identical shape to this unknown "189" maker.

 

This is a very interesting pattern with a warm peach ground, gorgeous hand painted flowers and lavish gilding. The flowers are painted beautifully and all available space is taken up by them. And although they may seem like fantasy-flowers, they actually are all faithful depictions of flowers that you can find in any English summer garden. There is a very charming detail of cobalt blue, periwinkle blue and gilt acorns painted over the peach panels. The cup has a really interesting gilt band of what looks like rising suns.

 

The set is marked with the pattern number 297.

 

CONDITION REPORT The set is in excellent condition with only a bit of crazing, light rubbing and no 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!

 

DIMENSIONS (diameters): teacup 10cm (4"), saucer 14.5cm (5 3/4").

 

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 and saucer, stunning flowers, attr. "189 Factory" ca 1825

SKU: A-ANO21a
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