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Royal Antique Fine Tea China Cream & Sugar Bowl Set - Victorian Rococo Dresden Wedding Sucrier Milk Pitcher Fancy Staffordshire Creamer

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Dainty and delicate, yet delightfully over-the-top, this antique mid-1800s china is attributed to the English Staffordshire company Hulme and Sons.These pieces look like they belong on the table of a banished empress: glowing with royal splendor and pomp, and the subtle patina of history. They do not make pieces like these anymore. A tea party or wedding party with this china would certainly make a splash! This listing includes the cream pitcher and sugar bowl from the photographs; I also have one matching teacup (shown in photos 4 and 5) and will be listing it soon. Let me know if you'd like to buy all three pieces.

These beautiful serving pieces are BIG -- much bigger than our standard 20th-century cream and sugar serving pieces. The sucrier (or sugar bowl) is big enough that I originally mistook it for a small soup or sauce tureen! You could host an elegant tea for ten people with these bad boys and not have to worry about running out of milk and sugar. The sucrier could easily double as a small serving dish or sauce bowl. It would also look lovely as a candy dish or an honored place for your odds and ends. The sugar bowl and creamer both have whimsical embossed feet, and are lavishly decorated with gilt details and delicate, entirely hand painted flowers -- oh so fabulous.

There was a vogue in mid-1800s Britain for highly decorative china in the style of Sevres French tablewares, and these pieces are part of that trend. The pieces are hand painted and numbered on the bottom (the pattern number for these pieces is 2128), with no other factory marks. The absence of factory markings is typical of antique china. There is a tape label on the underside of the sugar bowl, though, with a note from the previous collector: it reads "Hulme & Sons Staff." The 'Staff.' would be an abbreviation for 'Staffordshire,' where so many pieces like this were made by companies like Ridgway, Samuel Alcock and Chelsea. The tape label also has a faded year date - it looks like 1820.

Whether you're after a special and unusual gift, or an addition to your own collection, these finely crafted antique pieces will not disappoint!

For details on size, condition and shipping, please see below; for more fantastic antique and vintage china, decor and more, visit aquamarinedream.etsy.com! Here are some more lovely antique pieces to get you started:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/70996224/antique-victorian-delicate-dainty-hand
https://www.etsy.com/listing/84763788/antique-bisque-figurine-spill-vase-pair
https://www.etsy.com/listing/84528286/antique-art-nouveau-spelter-figure


{{Dimensions}}

Cream pitcher: 5.5 inches tall from base to spout, 5.5 inches wide from the outer edge of the handle to the tip of the spout.
Sucrier: Approximately 8.25 inches tall, 7 inches wide. Huge!

The sucrier weighs 882 grams (1 pound, 15 oz); the pitcher weighs 386 grams. 1.268 kilos in total.


{{Condition}}

These pieces are in very good antique condition, with no chips, cracks or major repairs. It does look like the finial on the sucrier has been repaired (very, very well -- the repair is almost invisible and I didn't notice it until I was looking at my enlarged photos). The previous collector has marked the inside rim of the sucrier lid with the number “1817"; it looks like you could rub the number off with a "magic sponge" and a little firm pressure (if you'd like me to do this before I mail the piece to you, just send me a note - I left it there for now in case the buyer wants the pieces in their current state).


{{Shipping}}

I live in Canada, and will be shipping with Canada Post. Because these pieces are large and hefty, it's going to be a little costly to ship them. I will send you a refund for any overcharge that exceeds $1. Let me know if you're interested in including more items in your order; depending on the weight of the package, I may be able to combine shipping for little or no extra charge (especially for shipping to Canadian destinations).

US BUYERS: Expedited parcel post will be a flat rate of $26. This service includes tracking and coverage against loss; estimated delivery time is 4 to 6 business days.

CANADA BUYERS: Regular parcel post within Canada for the creamer and sucrier will cost a flat rate of $18; this service includes tracking and coverage against loss.

EUROPEAN AND AUSTRALIAN BUYERS: I can send these pieces to the UK and to most European destinations by Small Packet Air mail for $55, and to Australia for $59. This service includes coverage against loss/non-delivery up to a value of $100 CAD, but no tracking number. Tracked/Priority mail would be close to $100. Let me know if you would like to upgrade.

Royal Antique Fine Tea China Cream & Sugar Bowl Set - Victorian Rococo Dresden Wedding Sucrier Milk Pitcher Fancy Staffordshire Creamer

Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1800s
  • Materials: china, porcelain, vintage, antique
  • Feedback: 193 reviews
  • Ships from Victoria, Canada to select countries.
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