Etruscan treasures

The "Grand Tour" inspired tea service I showed two weeks ago was popular - and it is already on its way to a lucky buyer. Today I have another beautiful tea service that is inspired by the Etruscan treasures that became so popular in the late 18th and early 19th Century.

Made by New Hall, this tea service is from about 1810 and it is made in the characteristic "hybrid paste" porcelain that New Hall produced: this was a hard-paste porcelain that had been slightly adjusted. It is a bit harder and greyer than the bone china that was already being made by most other factories at the time.