Antique Teacup And Saucer With Pink And Blue Birds. English Victorian Oriental Style Tea Cup. Possibly By Rockingham Pottery. Tea For One

Antique Teacup And Saucer With Pink And Blue Birds. English Victorian Oriental Style Tea Cup. Possibly By Rockingham Pottery. Tea For One


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Vintage from the 19th century



Antique Teacup And Saucer With Pink And Blue Birds. English Victorian Oriental Style Tea Cup. Possibly By Rockingham Pottery. Tea For One

**I have previously matching teacup and saucer sets in this pattern. This single set is priced slightly lower, as it is not in as quite as good condition as the ones I have sold previously, though it is still perfectly usable. Please ensure you read the condition section in full before ordering**

**I now have just one teacup and saucer set left available. Please note that price is PER teacup and saucer**

Description ~

Dating to the mid Victorian period, this teacup and saucer set is possibly by English Yorkshire pottery Rockingham. However, as there is no mark I cannot be 100% certain, but this was is what I was informed when I found as purchased these pieces. The Rockingham Pottery produced world renowned porcelain tea sets and pieces. These pieces could quite easily be in the style of Rockingham too. They are very beautiful, both in shape and pattern.

The pretty pattern is obviously oriental in style. Terracotta coloured peonies and decoration are transfer printed onto the teacups, inside and out, and the saucers. The birds, which resemble oriental pheasants, and the leaves of the peony plants, are then painted by hand. The birds are painted the most wonderfully vibrant shades of blue and yellow, and pink and yellow. It is definitely one of the more unusual and very old teacups that I've listed on my shop. I love to turn the teacup around and look at all decoration.

This really is very beautiful antique English Victorian set.

Condition ~

In sound antique condition, no cracks or or crazing to the glaze. There is the odd little tiny fleck in the china in isolated spots, especially on the underside of the teacup foot, but this is a natural occurrence of the contemporary manufacturing process at the time and reflects the set's history. The pattern has some minor wear in places commensurate with its great age and use. There are also some very faint scratches in places in the bottom of the teacup, which have arisen through years of tea times, when the teacup has been stirred with a metal teaspoon. Photo 9 shows a small blemish in the bottom of the teacup, which occurred at the time of manufacturing and reflects the teacup's age and era. There are a couple of flake chips on the underside of the saucer, one of which is larger than the other - see photo 10. These cannot be seen from the upright side of the saucer and when it is in normal use. These points do not affect soundness or usability, but the price of this set takes them into account. Any further wear or marks are commensurate with age and use. Please ask if you would like any further photos.

Packaging and Shipping ~


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Your teacup and saucer includes *FREE PRETTY GIFT WRAPPING* in vintage style brown paper and ribbon. Please see some of my other listings for examples of my pretty packaging.

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**FREE CHRISTMAS GIFT WRAPPING! Just select the Christmas Gift Wrapping option in the shipping drop down menu at the checkout.**

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Please note, it is not possible to reserve items for first time customers, I'm very sorry. I can only reserve an item for a repeat customer, for a strict 24 hour period only.
All orders are gift wrapped in vintage style brown paper and pretty ribbon as standard. There is no extra charge for this. Christmas gift wrapping can also be selected for an order at the checkout. I reuse packaging boxes and filling materials wherever possible, for environmental reasons and to keep costs down, but please rest assured that your order will still look smartly gift wrapped.
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