Vintage Milk Jug and Sugar Bowl. 1930s Standard China Sugar Bowl and Creamer With Purple Flowers, Tulip Shape. For An Afternoon Tea Party

Vintage Milk Jug and Sugar Bowl. 1930s Standard China Sugar Bowl and Creamer With Purple Flowers, Tulip Shape. For An Afternoon Tea Party


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Vintage from the 1930s


Ceramic, Paper

Vintage Milk Jug and Sugar Bowl. 1930s Standard China Sugar Bowl and Creamer With Purple Flowers, For An Afternoon Tea Party

Description ~

This English vintage milk jug (creamer) and sugar bowl is by English china manufacturer Chapmans Longton Ltd, under their 'Standard China' label, in the heart of the English potteries. It dates to the 1930s. It has an exceptionally pretty transfer printed floral pattern, which has then been coloured by hand painting. The colours of the flowers are the most wonderful shades of lilac, green, orange and yellow. These colours contrast brilliantly against the bright white of the china. The beautiful floral pattern, combined with the delicate and dainty 'tulip' shape with a footed base, makes this milk and sugar set especially dainty and elegant. I was particularly delighted to find this set, its in wonderful condition and is very English in its style and daintiness - perfect for a vintage styled tea time. It would also make a very special and beautiful set to give as a very special and one-off Christmas or birthday gift. This tea set would stand out on your tea table and would display beautifully.

The Standard China 1930s mark is underneath each piece of china, along with a registered number of 779047.

I also have one matching vintage teacup trio in the same pattern, as shown in photo 6. This can be viewed via the following link:

Condition ~

This milk and sugar set is in excellent vintage condition, especially give its age. No chips or cracks. There is some very faint and fine crazing to the glaze in places, but this is commensurate with age and use and typical of pieces from their era with their often thick glazes. There is a couple of very faint lines inside the sugar bowl where a traces of paint or gilding has been left, which occurred under manufacture - see photo 9. These can hardly be spotted and are part of the piece's manufacturing history and character. They are NOT hairline cracks. The colours are lovely and bright, and the pattern is in great condition. There is some minor wear to the gilding in places, which is commensurate with age and use. Any other wear is commensurate with age and use, as are any minor blemishes. Please just ask if you would like any further photos.


Jug - Maximum width from tip of spout to outer tip of handle on opposite side: 5 inches (12.7cm) Maximum height: 4 inches (10.2cm)

Sugar Bowl: Diameter 4 3/4 inches (12cm). Maximum height: 2 3/4 inches (7cm)

Packaging and Shipping ~

Your item will arrive carefully packaged and wrapped prettily in vintage style brown paper and ribbon. Please see some of my other listings for examples of my pretty packaging. If purchasing multiple items I will always combine postage wherever possible and issue a refund should any shipping overcharge arise.

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