This is a teacup and saucer with a charming pattern of roses set in a cobalt blue and gilt rim. It was made by New Hall around 1815, which was known as the Regency era.

 

I have two of these teacups available, as well as four side plates (see separate listings). 

 

The New Hall factory started as a cooperative of several Staffordshire potters making use of the porcelain license of Bristol Porcelain Company after this went in demise. It quickly grew out to be a leading porcelain maker, and the first to make true porcelain in Staffordshire.

 

This set is made in the typical "hybrid hard paste" porcelain, as New Hall had adapted the original hard paste recipe from Bristol, but adapted it slightly in order to save on production costs. You can tell this by the way the porcelain is less milky than bone china. As this hybrid porcelain was slightly cheaper to make and very popular among customers who were used to the more stony Chinese Export porcelain, New Hall was a late adapter of bone china, which was already used by most other factories around the time this set was made.

 

This set would have been part of a large tea service. The cup is lightly potted and has a nice ring handle. It is decorated with a cobalt blue rim with gilt details, and a wonderful band of roses around each item. The colours are very fresh. There is a little gilt detail in the centre of both the cup and the saucer. What is unusual about this teacup is that the roses are painted both on the outside and the inside of the cup; this means it had been an expensive tea service as usually the pattern was only painted on either the inside or the outside.

 

The set is unmarked as was common at the time, but we know from documentation that this is pattern 1865.

 

CONDITION REPORT The set is in excellent antique condition without any damage, repairs or crazing. There is only slight wear, as visible in the pictures.

 

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 (diameters) teacup 9cm (3.5"), saucer 14cm (5.5").

 

SHIPPING I ship worldwide from the UK. 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. Please note that due to the pandemic shipping costs have generally gone up steeply, and although I use only the most reliable couriers, there can sometimes be some delays.

Teacup New Hall, cobalt blue with roses, ca 1815 (2)

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