Tea with Samuel Alcock
You will no doubt have seen that I am releasing a very special collection of Samuel Alcock porcelain, assembled over many years by the collector Murray Pollinger. For now, the collection is visible for subscribers only - but all you need to do is sign up for my newsletters at the bottom of this page, and you'll receive the catalogue with 100 lots of this beautiful porcelain.
Today, I am putting the spotlight on the large amount of teaware. The largest tea service was sold already, as have several beautiful cups and saucers. But there are still plenty of smaller tea sets, milk jugs, teapots and cups and saucers available.
Afternoon tea became a big thing in the Rococo Revival era, which was the early Victorian era. In the early 19th Century, there were many ladies of means who loved visiting each other in the afternoon, and as in those days people only had two meals a day (breakfast and supper), the ladies could get a little peckish in the late afternoon. That's how the "afternoon tea" as we still know it today started: tea with an assortment of little sandwiches and cakes. No wonder that porcelain factories started churning out large tea services in the most fantastic designs.
Have a look at these beautiful pieces, and if you like them, make sure you are signed up and have the catalogue, as they are all up for sale!
During the next year I will also launch a website with Murray's research materials and hundreds of images, so that it will finally be available to the public.
For now, if you want to find out more, please sign up for the newsletter and you will get a special notice!
Where to find things
You can find all my regular stock here. If you always want to see the latest additions, follow me on Instagram... I post pictures and a story several times a week.
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Some items available in the catalogue:
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