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Georgian English Tea Set ~ Antique Minton Felspar Porcelain Teacup & Saucer, Blue Fruit Design, Intricate Grapevine Relief, 1820-1836

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This exquisite antique Minton Felspar Porcelain teacup boasts a graceful blue on white fruit transfer accentuated beautifully with delicate features of an intricate grapevine relief, footed feet, and fine gold embellishments. It is difficult to believe this beauty was produced sometime between 1820 and 1836... in the late Georgian era! If only teacups could talk!

This listing is for ONE teacup and saucer.

Teacup measures 3.75 inches in diameter.
Saucer measures 5.75 inches in diameter.

This delightful teacup and saucer are marked with a soft blue transfer backstamp incorporating the words “Felspar Porcelain” with pattern "No. 288" and the initial "M" for Minton. The single initial "M" was used by Thomas Minton in the 1820’s and 1830’s. When Thomas Minton died in 1836, his son Herbert took over, using the initials “M&B” for Minton & Boyle.

PLEASE NOTE ~ There is a barely visible crack from rim to base that renders the cup non-functional for tea, yet nothing that detracts as an exquisite display piece. The saucer also has a small chip on the gold gilt rim, that could easily be touched up with gold. Otherwise no crazing or repairs with little visible wear.

~~ MINTON ~~

Thomas Minton founded his factory in 1793/6 in Stoke-upon-Trent. Minton was Spode's nearest rival. He was famous for Minton ware, a cream coloured and blue printed earthenware, bone china, and Parian porcelain. His factory was outstanding in the Victorian period for its "art" porcelains.

In the 1820s, Thomas Minton started production of bone china (porcelain containing bone ash) and this early Minton is regarded as comparable to French Sèvres.

Minton produced “Felspar Porcelain” beginning in the 1820's. The addition of felspar gives porcelain a hard, durable, translucent white body that rings clearly when struck on the rim.

Until 1836, when Thomas Minton died and his son Herbert took over the business, the Minton factory was the most popular supply source in the 19th century of dinnerware made to order for embassies and for heads of state. The factory is still producing to the present day as part of the Royal Doulton Group.

Georgian English Tea Set ~ Antique Minton Felspar Porcelain Teacup & Saucer, Blue Fruit Design, Intricate Grapevine Relief, 1820-1836


  • Vintage item from the 1800s
  • Materials: china, procelain, bone china, felspar
  • Ships worldwide from United Kingdom
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