Swansea Porcelain Fluted Breakfast Cup and Saucer c1816

£340.00

Product Code:22121709

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Description

Heading : Swansea Porcelain Fluted Breakfast Cup and Saucer
Date : c1816
Period : George III
Marks : None
Origin : Swansea. Wales
Colour : Polychrome and gilt over white base; 
Pattern : saucer with central floral spray surrounded by three smaller individual flowers and an intricate gilt border with green accents; cup similar – spray and three flowers. solid gilt lip internally; matching border. gilt foot ring and handle externally 

Features: both pieces with Paris flute moulding; cup with high loop handle joining at the top of the rim and with a thickened and striated base
Condition : almost excellent; very little gilt loss. bright enamels. virtually no kiln spit or inclusions – just one 5mm semi-circular flaked chip through the lip and rim on the saucer. which also has some very fine superficial scratches to the base of the well
Restoration : none
Dimensions : saucer 2.5 cm high x 17.0 cm diameter  –  breakfast cup 7.6 cm high x 11.5 cm
Weight : 371 grams

References: A Compendium Of British Cups (Berthoud. 1990); page 99. plate 590 for an  identically-shaped example

 

Additional information

Weight500 g

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